If you are burdened with a painful vertebral compression fracture and you live in Chicago, Frankfort then you are in a good fortune, there is where the prestigious Pain Management Institute by Dr Zaki Anwer, MD, for in- patient Kyphoplasty is located.
Research indicates, more than 750,000 patients suffer compression fractures per year in the United States, these fractures are more frequent than hip fractures, and usually brings prolonged disability
Until the present times doctors were restricted in how they could treat osteoporosis- caused spine fractures. Pain medications, plenty of rest and invasive spinal surgery were the sole choices. Now there is a potential therapeutic and preventive treatment for compression fractures which is called Kyphoplasty
“About 5 years ago I was diagnosed with two compression fractures with severe pain. While I was in college and was operated.”
“The other fractured vertebral columns were silent until I was playing golf and the moment I felt that back pain, I remembered what it was. The same pain I endured a few years ago. The very same day I visited Dr. Zaki Anwer, MD, at the Pain Management Institute, at first he recommended some pain medications and also we tried some conservative treatments such as Physical therapy. A week later Dr. Zaki Anwer,MD, took an MRI and suggested that he would operate.
“Dr. Zaki Anwer, MD planned a different surgery that the one I had before. It was Kypholplasty, a minimally invasive surgery performed under general anesthesia. Dr Zaki Anwer, MD, made two small incisions in my epidural space with the guidance of an X-Ray placed a probe into the epidural space where the bone was damaged”.
“He penetrated the vertebra and placed a balloon on each side. The balloons were inflated with contrasting pigmentation until they got the desired height and then removed. The space he created with the help of the balloon was then filled with PMMA, an orthopedic cement, that helps bind the fracture. The cement hardened rapidly and provided strength and stability to the vertebra, restoring height, and relieving my chronic pain”
Explaining the major difference between spinal surgery and Kyphoplasty, Dr. Zaki Anwer said:
“Instead of making a large incision and cutting through the large back muscle, I make a small incision and use tubes, There is no cutting of the back muscle.”
The Kyphoplasty treatment option is suitable for compression fracture, relieving pain, stabilizing fractures, minimizing spinal deformity and consequences of untreated osteoporosis
Additional benefits of the procedures include:
- Short surgical time
- Only general or local anesthesia required
- The Average hospital stay is one day (or less)
- Patients can quickly return to the normal activities of daily living
- No brace required
Talking about the risks Dr Zaki Anwer, MD, advised
It is vital that you must discuss about the potential risks, complications and advantages of Kyphoplasty with your Physician before receiving treatment and rely upon your physician’s diagnosis. Only your physician can determine whether Kyphoplasty is suitable for you or not