Spinal Compression Fractures?
In a vertebral compression fracture (VCF), the body collapses into itself (more in the front than the back) producing a “wedged” vertebra. When several vertebrae become wedge-shaped, people can develop a humped spine, called kyphosis. People with bones weakened by osteoporosis (a depletion of calcium) are especially prone to compression fractures.
Activities, such as lifting a heavy object, sneezing, or coughing may cause fractures. VCFs can lead to back pain, reduced physical activity, depression, loss of independence, decreased lung capacity, and difficulty sleeping.
A Safe & Effective Solution for Spinal Compression Fractures
Vertebroplasty is a procedure in which bone cement is injected directly into a fractured vertebral body in order to create a type of internal cast to stabilize the fractured bone.
At the Spine Fracture Center, we understand how distressing both the symptoms and the stress of spinal compression fractures can be.
All of these situations can be worrisome and we are here to provide relief.
We believe we have a solution for you; call us today at (904) 402-8346 to find out more.
the Spine Fracture Center at St Johns Interventional and Vascular Institute?
- Board-certified interventional radiologist
- Devoted to treatment of spinal compression fractures
- No hospital stay
- Highest quality care for all patients
- Personalized attention
- Highly professional, educated and trained staff
- State-of-the-art facility and non-surgical alternatives