Compression Fractures can cause severe debilitating pain in the trunk or lower back.
Compression Fractures are treatable with kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty.
- Vertebroplasty – this is a procedure where a needle is introduced into the bone (vertebrae) of the thoracic or lumbar spine and a small balloon is inflated. Cement is placed into the cavity. This often leads to immediate pain relief and reduction of the compression fracture.
- Vertebroplasty – this procedure is performed with a needle placed into the bones of the spine (vertebrae) done under flouroscopy (X-Ray). Bone cement is placed into the vertebrae often with immediate pain relief.