Straighten Up With Kyphoplasty

Dealing with back pain? Unfortunately, back pain is very common. So common that the National Institutes of Health estimates that nearly 80 percent of adults experience back pain at some point in their life. Sometimes, back pain is caused by muscle strain or overuse, and sometimes it’s caused by more serious conditions like a fractured vertebra. 

Treatment for back pain depends on the source of the pain. In the case of a broken vertebra (or vertebrae), one of our providers at the International Spine Pain & Performance Center may suggest kyphoplasty. 

If you’re ready to straighten up — and say goodbye to back pain — continue reading to learn more about kyphoplasty.

What is kyphoplasty?

Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure designed to help address fractured vertebrae in your back. It addresses compression fractures in just a few steps:

When the vertebrate’s height is restored, most patients notice a decrease in pain. That’s because compressed vertebrae can put pressure on the nerves, causing pain.

Benefits of kyphoplasty 

Although the most notable benefit is pain relief, there are several other benefits to receiving this minimally-invasive procedure. Benefits include:

Can I have kyphoplasty if I have… 

If you have osteoporosis, you’re more at risk for compression fractures, and this can lead to pain, hunching, and poor posture. Thankfully, kyphoplasty can be used for compression fractures caused by osteoporosis. 

If you have fractures due to an injury, it’s possible that one of our providers may also suggest kyphoplasty, especially if other conservative treatments aren’t giving you the relief you need.

Is kyphoplasty right for you?

If you have back pain that interferes with your quality of life, don’t accept back pain as the status quo. Our providers at the International Spine Pain & Performance Center are experts when it comes to diagnosing and treating back pain. Whether you need physical therapy, radiofrequency ablation, or kyphoplasty, we are here to guide you with your next steps. 

To learn more about kyphoplasty, visit us online to request an appointment at one of our locations.

You Might Also Enjoy...

   Lifestyle Changes To Ease Back Pain

Lifestyle Changes To Ease Back Pain

Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability around the globe, but thankfully, there are lifestyle changes you can make to help ease your pain. Read on to learn more, plus how we can help when lifestyle changes alone aren't enough.

Can You Treat Persistent Sciatica Without Surgery?

Sciatica, the inflammation of the sciatic nerve, is notorious for causing lower back pain that can radiate through the buttocks and down the leg. If you're wondering if you can tame this pain sans surgery, you're not alone. Read on to learn more.
How to Adapt Your Workouts With Knee Pain

How to Adapt Your Workouts With Knee Pain

Physical activity is vital for your mental and physical health, but knee pain may force you to change your normal workout. Here's how you can adapt your workout to still reap the benefits of exercise.
3 Causes of One-Sided Neck Pain

3 Causes of One-Sided Neck Pain

Pinpointing the source of your neck pain is the first step in finding relief, but what’s causing your one-sided neck pain? Read on to find out three potential causes of one-sided neck pain and how to help.
   Myths and Facts About Physical Therapy

Myths and Facts About Physical Therapy

Physical therapy refers to a group of therapies, exercises, and techniques that help address countless musculoskeletal issues, but many myths exist. Read on to see if you can sort fact from fiction.
The Truth About Kegels

The Truth About Kegels

Kegels may be touted as the best way to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, but are they right for you? Read on as we share the truth about Kegels, including when they work and when you might consider other treatments.