Osteoporosis and other risk factors can lead to spinal fractures. If left untreated, it can lead to a hunched back, also called Kyphosis. Kyphosis can limit your ability to perform simple activities.
The good news is, you don’t have to endure back pain—or the consequences of a spinal fracture. When caught early, spinal fractures can be repaired without surgery. The first step is to find out if you have any of the risk factors that make a spinal fracture more likely.
This is a minimally invasive treatment that can repair spinal fractures and can be performed as an inpatient or outpatient procedure under local or general anesthesia. Through two 1-centimeter incisions in the back, two tiny balloons are inserted into the fractured bone and inflated. This is designed to realign the vertebra and correct the vertebral deformity caused by the fracture. After the balloons are gently deflated and removed, the space inside the bone is filled with a special cement to set the bone, forming an internal cast. Most patients return to usual activity within a few days.
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