Spinal Compression Fracture
A compression fracture involves damage to a bone in the spine, or vertebra, which causes it to gradually weaken and collapse. The resulting decrease in the height of the vertebra can lead to several symptoms, including a reduction in overall body height, a stooped posture (kyphosis), and neck or back pain, depending on where the affected vertebra is located. At Pain Care, we provide non-invasive and minimally invasive approaches to address a compression fracture and its symptoms. At our offices throughout the greater Atlanta, Georgia, area, we provide one-on-one, high-quality care to all of our patients in a welcoming environment.
Pain Care is committed to treating individuals with compression fractures and other causes of chronic pain. In fact, all of our physicians are board certified, and because they specialize in pain management, they have the knowledge necessary to pinpoint neck and back pain causes and help patients control their symptoms. We don’t just prescribe pain medications and call it a day – our physicians assemble multifaceted treatment plans individualized to each patient’s symptoms so that we can improve the patient’s quality of life as much as possible. If an individual’s circumstances call for it, we can provide the following compression fracture treatment options, in addition to pharmacological options:
- Vertebroplasty – This procedure is completed by carefully inserting bone cement into a damaged vertebrae to help strengthen it.
- Kyphoplasty – Similar to a vertebroplasty, this procedure is performed by injecting bone cement into an unstable vertebra with a compression fracture. This treatment starts by the physician inserting and inflating a special balloon within the bone to expand it to its normal size, and then the cement is applied to reinforce the bone.
To learn more about the compression fracture treatment options that we offer for patients in Atlanta, GA, and nearby communities, contact Pain Care today. You can also request an appointment online.