Your doctor may recommend conservative measures to manage your pain, especially at first, or may refer you for an interventional procedure called balloon kyphoplasty.
Measures like bed rest, pain medication, and wearing a back brace (also called Non-Surgical Management or “NSM”) are often recommended to ease pain, but they don’t repair your spinal fracture.
For broken bones, treatment goals typically include restoring the bone to its correct anatomical position and fixing or “setting” it. Balloon kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that takes about an hour.
If you have been diagnosed with a spinal fracture caused by osteoporosis, cancer, or benign tumors and have tried bed rest and pain medications, consider a balloon kyphoplasty procedure to repair it.Learn About The Procedure
Dr. Robert J. Ernst, M.D. , Neurologist from the University of Cincinnati answers your questions.
Hear what Dr. Douglas Linville II, M.D., Spine Specialty Center, PLLC says about spinal fractures.
Left untreated, spinal fractures can disrupt the alignment of your spine, causing it to tilt forward into what is commonly called a “dowager's hump.” If you’ve lost height or you have a dowager's hump, you may have had spinal fractures.TAKE THE QUIZ
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