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2/3 OF SPINAL FRACTURES GO UNDIAGNOSED AND UNTREATED

Spinal fractures are associated with serious consequences. Fortunately, they can be treated.

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TREATING SPINAL FRACTURES – KNOW YOUR OPTIONS

Your doctor may recommend conservative measures to manage your pain, especially at first, or may refer you for an interventional procedure called balloon kyphoplasty.

CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT

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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.

Balloon Kyphoplasty

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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.

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HOW BALLOON KYPHOPLASTY WORKS AND WHAT TO EXPECT

Dr. Robert J. Ernst, M.D. , Neurologist from the University of Cincinnati answers your questions.

QUESTIONS ABOUT SPINAL FRACTURES?

Hear what Dr. Douglas Linville II, M.D., Spine Specialty Center, PLLC says about spinal fractures.

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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.

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If you think you may have a spinal fracture, call your doctor for an evaluation. They may refer you to a specialist.

PATIENT STORIES

Hear from spinal fracture patients who found relief and improved their quality of life.

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Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.