The problem with spinal fractures is that almost always it is followed by acute back pain. Unfortunately, this pain will progress to chronic pain. In addition, vertebral fractures can also lead to crowding of internal organs, deformity also known as dowager’s hump, loss of height and loss of muscles as a result of inactivity. The changes associated with spinal fractures go beyond physical. Most patients experience low self-esteem and if the problem isn’t treated it could compromise their quality of life. If you are experiencing chronic back pain, you should see orthopedic specialists of South Florida have it treated. An example of spinal treatment is Kyphoplasty. Let’s learn more about this procedure.
Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to address spinal compression fracture to help relieve back pain. The primary goals of kyphoplasty are to reduce pain as a result of the fracture, restore your vertebral height back to normal and to stabilize your spine.
Like all other surgical procedures, Kyphoplasty also has its fair share of complications and risks. Since it’s an invasive procedure, you can’t get away from possible infection or uncontrolled bleeding. There are cases where nerve damage occurs leading to tingling, weakness, and numbness. Several patients also develop allergies from the materials used.
Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County has been around for more than six decades. We are proud to offer the finest orthopedic and podiatric care using state-of-the-art facilities. If you are looking for orthopedic and podiatric care, we are just a phone call away. Call us today or visit our website to learn more about our services.