Back pain affects millions of Americans each year. But Pain Care Boise in downtown Boise, Idaho, offers kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty treatments to relieve your pain and improve your life. An experienced pain management team, headed up by highly trained doctors William Binegar, MD, and Christopher Vaughan, MD, are ready to help alleviate your pain and restore your quality of life. Call the office today or schedule your consultation online now.
Kyphoplasty and/or Vertebroplasty are new procedures sometimes done for patients with lower thoracic and lumbar vertebral compression fractures. However, typically vertebral compression fractures do heal over time and can be treated with pain medications, bracing, and/or facet/epidural steroid injections.
If these more conservative measures fail, then one can consider doing a kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty. This requires careful placement of one to two needles into the vertebral body. With a kyphoplasty a cavity is first created within the vertebral body. Slow injection of a special cement glue containing dye is done while looking at an x-ray machine. If any of the dye goes into a blood vessel or near the epidural space, the procedure may have to be stopped before completed. The procedure does have the extra increased risks of paraplegia, pulmonary embolus and possible death. However, it often helps decrease the significant pain and decrease the amount of pain medications required.
If you are experiencing severe back pain or other methods in the past have failed, kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty may be good options for you. Call or click today to see how Pain Care Boise can help alleviate your pain and restore your quality of life.