Kyphoplasty Procedures for Patients in Houston & Spring, TX
When you experience a compression fracture or break in one of your vertebrae, you may require a kyphoplasty procedure. This type of break results in your bone fragments rubbing against each other, making it incredibly difficult for you to move about freely. Also referred to as balloon vertebroplasty, a kyphoplasty procedure involves the direct injection of a special cement into your vertebrae using a balloon-like device that helps restore your vertebrae’s proper height and alleviate your pain. Depending upon the number of vertebrae needing treatment, this procedure may be complete in less than an hour, usually without a hospital stay. Your doctor may recommend that you take specific vitamins, minerals, and medications after kyphoplasty to help strengthen your bones and prevent further spinal fractures.
When to Seek Kyphoplasty Treatment
Because the long-term effects of kyphoplasty haven’t been thoroughly studied, this type of procedure is typically recommended for older patients with cancer-damaged vertebrae or those with osteoporosis or certain types of spinal fractures. This procedure is not usually recommended for those with herniated discs, back arthritis, or scoliosis. Because kyphoplasty risks may include infection, bleeding, increased back pain, nerve damage, and allergic reactions, you should consult your doctor to determine if this type of procedure is right for you. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation!