Compression fractures can be a painful and debilitating condition. When a patient has five compression fractures in the thoracic and lumbar spine, the recommended treatment is often limited to a brace and pain medications. At the Center For Pain Management in the Tri-state area, we have seen first-hand the positive effects of vertebral augmentations, a breakthrough treatment that can relieve pain and improve mobility. In this blog post, we will discuss the successful procedure we recently completed on one of our patients.
From Pain to Gain: A Successful Procedure with Our Pain Specialist
Alternative to traditional treatments
Vertebral augmentations offer an alternative to more traditional treatments, such as braces and pain medications. This treatment involves using special cement to stabilize the vertebrae, reducing pain and restoring function. Unlike surgery, vertebral augmentations can be done in one sitting, minimizing downtime and allowing patients to return to their normal activities more quickly.
Our patient was experiencing significant pain and reduced mobility due to compression fractures. they had tried traditional treatments, but they had provided only limited relief. When they came to us, we recommended vertebral augmentations as an alternative. We performed the procedure on all of the affected vertebrae in one sitting, minimizing the time our patient needed to take off work and reducing discomfort in the long term.
Another benefit of vertebral augmentations is that the procedure is minimally invasive, which means fewer risks and side effects. The cement used in the procedure is a medical-grade material that bonds with the bone, providing a stable foundation for the vertebrae. By using a small incision and a thin needle, we were able to insert the cement and stabilize our patient's fractured vertebrae.
Our patient was pleased with the minimally invasive nature of the treatment. They were able to leave the hospital the same day and experienced a reduction in pain almost immediately. Because there are fewer risks with vertebral augmentations, they didn't have to worry about complications or a lengthy recovery process.
Improved Quality of Life
Finally, vertebral augmentations offer patients the opportunity to improve their quality of life. By reducing pain and improving mobility, patients can regain their independence and participate in activities they may have given up due to pain.
Our patient experienced a significant improvement in quality of life after undergoing vertebral augmentations. They were able to return to daily activities with minimal discomfort and were no longer relying on pain medications to manage symptoms. mobility improved, and they were able to enjoy hobbies that they had previously given up due to compression fractures.
At the Center For Pain Management in the Tri-state area, we understand chronic pain's impact on an individual's quality of life. We are committed to using the latest treatments and techniques to help our patients achieve the best possible outcomes. Vertebral augmentations offer a promising alternative for patients with compression fractures, providing pain relief and improving mobility. If you are experiencing chronic pain and are looking for a solution, schedule a consultation with our team today to learn more about how vertebral augmentations can help you.