Compression fractures of the spine and pelvis can be a major source of pain and suffering. But that’s not all. When a bone breaks in your spine, it is particularly worrisome because the vertebrae of your spine can collapse.
Each bone fracture makes the spine shorter and can make a noticeable difference in your standing height. Compression fractures may also result in acute or chronic pain, pinched nerves, and in some cases, pressure on the spinal cord can lead to paralysis if not treated in a timely manner.
Prompt evaluation and treatment by an interventional radiologist, like those at Florida Endovascular and Interventional, can help. Our providers specialize in providing a variety of image-guided minimally invasive outpatient procedures that can relieve pain and other symptoms caused by compression fractures – without having to undergo major surgery!
Causes of Compression Fractures
There are numerous conditions that may cause the bones of your spine or pelvis to fracture, including:
Signs & Symptoms of Compression Fractures
The pain of a compression fracture can be immediate and intense – or it may slowly build over time. Some people don’t experience pain at all.
Signs and symptoms of compression fractures include:
- Back pain that worsens when standing
- Pain or difficulty twisting your trunk or bending at the waist
- Hunched-forward posture
- Decrease in height
- Numbness or difficulty walking and moving your legs
Interventional Pain Management Methods
To treat painful compression fractures, the interventional radiologists at Florida Endovascular and Interventional offer two minimally invasive procedures that can relieve your pain, restore bone strength and stability in your spine, and help you avoid back surgery: vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.
For both procedures, an interventional radiologist uses imaging guidance to direct a needle-like instrument to the target area of the spine.
- In a vertebroplasty, bone cement is injected to fuse bone fragments together and strengthen the vertebra.
- With a kyphoplasty, a balloon is inserted within the fracture and inflated to create a space for the bone cement. This not only fuses and strengthens the compression fracture, it also restores vertebral height.
Most importantly, pain relief occurs immediately with each of these procedures.
Compression Fracture Back Pain Treatment in Interventional Radiologists Miami Lakes, Plantation, Coconut Creek & Aventura, FL
If you’ve suffered a compression fracture and are experiencing back pain or other symptoms, relief is available!
Contact the interventional radiologists at Florida Endovascular and Interventional by calling (786) 534-2555 – or request your appointment now. Pain relief is as close as one of our four convenient South Florida locations in Miami Lakes, Plantation, Coconut Creek, and Aventura.