Compression fractures can occur in the spine due to the weakening of bones caused by osteoporosis. Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to effectively treat a spinal compression fracture, reducing pain from the fracture and stabilizing the spine.

Before the Procedure

Imaging tests of the spine, such as X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), may be needed first to acquire more details about the fracture.

During the Procedure

Kyphoplasty procedures are performed in our office, and patients are sedated throughout the duration. The entire procedure is guided by continuous X-ray imaging or fluoroscopy.

A needle is inserted into the bone, and then a balloon is inflated to expand the vertebral to its normal shape. This is followed by an injection of cement into the location. The needle is then removed, and the skin is stitched up.

After the Procedure

Once the kyphoplasty has concluded, you will be observed to ensure you are stable enough to return home, with specific post-procedure instructions provided for you to observe afterward.

You must have a driver to take you home, and you may also need additional assistance at home for the rest of the day.

A neurosurgeon using pencil pointing at lumbar vertebra model in medical office

Ready To Learn More?

If you or a loved one is experiencing persistent back pain, please contact us today to schedule an appointment! We’d love to discuss our kyphoplasty procedure with you and determine if it is the ideal solution going forward.