Slowly and gradually as the people start to age they are most commonly struck by osteoporosis. Known as the loss of bone mass or resulting in weakened bones; if someone is going through this trouble that is if osteoporosis has developed in their spine then the bone loss can make the vertebrae prone to the spinal compression fractures. In order to treat this type of situation vertebroplasty has been proved to be the best procedure. Adding to this if the SCF that is the spinal compression fractures in case are left untreated then they can worsen and further result in chronic back and hip pain.
With Vertebroplasty, the patients are able to ease their SCF pain and restore their normal height as well as posture.
How this technique is Helpful
According to studies it has been seen that if a fracture occurs then there are chances of further fractures in the future. The more the vertebral body becomes weak, the greater are the chances of a fracture. Moreover, the patients of spinal compression fractures have to suffer from prolonged back pain, limited movement and also are unable to complete their routinely tasks.
In vertebroplasty, a small needle is placed into the damaged bone. With the help of special X-ray equipment the doctor places the needle in the desired path. When the needle is placed in the right position, bone cement is injected into the bone in order to secure it. Likewise, several crushed bones are treated similarly. For each bone the same process is repeated.
How much the Procedure will take?
On an outpatient basis, vertebroplasty is performed which takes almost one hour to complete. The patient opting this process will recover shortly.
What are the results of the Vertebroplasty Procedure?
Most of the patients, who have undergone this process, experience pain relief and a condition much better within 48 hours. Adding to this, they are able to resume their normal activity within 24 hours. Without surgery or prolonged recovery, vertebroplasty would be able to resolve pain, stabilize fracture, and help in the reduction of spinal deformity.
If you or any of your loved one is suffering from spinal compression fractures or any other body pain, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.