Vertebral Compression Fractures

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Spinal compression fractures

Spinal compression fractures are also called vertebral compression fractures (VCF). This type of spinal fracture can cause severe back pain and adversely affect your overall health.

VCF

Vertebral compression fractures may compromise the spinal canal, which means the VCF may cause myelopathy or spinal cord injury. Symptoms may include include numbness, weakness, bowel and/or bladder problems, and in rare cases, paralysis.

Kyphoplasty Procedure

Kyphoplasty can be performed using local or general anesthesia, depending on many factors, such as the patient’s general health and severity of the fracture.

Pain Relief after Kyphoplasty

Pain relief after kyphoplasty will be immediate for some patients. In others, elimination or reduction of pain is reported within two days.