Treating Spine Fractures with Kyphoplasty

What is Kyphoplasty?

Kyphoplasty, also known as balloon kyphoplasty, is a minimally invasive procedure to treat back pain. During the procedure, a needle in inserted in your back into the spine. Our spine surgeons use x-ray images to guide the needle to the correct section of the spine. Then, a balloon is placed into the spine through the needle and inflated. This restores the natural height of the vertebrae and to prevent it from collapsing, bone cement is injected into the space.

This type of back surgery can be done in our Greensboro and High Point offices with minimal down time.

Back Pain Relief with KyphoplastyBack pain

Your spine surgeon at Spine & Scoliosis Specialists may recommend kyphoplasty to treat your back pain if you have multiple myeloma or have suffered a compression fracture.

Compression Fracture

Osteoporosis is the most common cause of compression fractures of the spine. Patients who have suffered a spinal injury can also sustain a compression fracture. Back surgery like kyphoplasty can treat these compression fractures and relieve back pain, especially if it is disabling or does not go away over time.

Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma, also called Kahler’s disease, is a type of cancer affecting your plasma cells that are a part of your immune system. Spine, pelvis, rib, and hip bone lesions are common in patients with multiple myeloma. The bone is weakened from these lesions which increases the risk of fractures. Kyphoplasty treats spinal fractures that can occur because of bone lesions on the spine.

Contact Spine & Scoliosis Specialists in the Triad area to learn more about your back pain treatment options including kyphoplasty. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Cohen, Dr. Torrealba, or Dr. Saullo.