A spinal fracture is quite common and can cause back pain, back swelling, and disability. Unfortunately, some patients with one fracture experience multiple fractures causing the spine to tilt, which can make it difficult to eat, breathe, and sleep. With the help of OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine, patients living in the Ft. Worth, Arlington and Dallas, Texas area can get relief with the balloon kyphoplasty procedure.
What is Balloon Kyphoplasty?
Balloon kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat a spinal fracture caused by osteoporosis, menopause, or other health conditions.
Balloon kyphoplasty utilizes small orthopedic balloons that are guided into the vertebral body, and then inflated to raise the collapsed vertebral body and return to its correct position. Once the vertebral body is in place, the balloons are deflated and removed. The cavity is then filled with a thick bone cement to stabilize the spinal fracture.
Before the procedure, patients will have a medical exam and undergo diagnostic tests to determine the exact location of the spinal fracture. Patients in the Dallas, Texas area can expect the procedure to take approximately one hour per fracture level. The procedure can be done on an inpatient or outpatient basis, depending on particular health factors.