If you suffer from a spinal compression fracture, kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can alleviate discomfort and painful back symptoms. Additionally, to ensure we relieve all of your symptoms, we may perform vertebroplasty at the same time. At Tricity Pain Associates in Corpus Christi, TX, our pain management specialists strive to provide patient-centered care that enhances your quality of life and enables you to achieve daily activities without pain. Kyphoplasty is an advanced treatment that uses a specialized balloon to strengthen and add stability to the damaged vertebra. Usually, patients only undergo this procedure after trying more conservative options, such as physical therapy, that do not alleviate the pain. We invite you to call our friendly staff in Corpus Christi, TX to learn more about this procedure and schedule a consultation to determine if this treatment is right for you.
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As an outpatient procedure, our expert team of pain management physicians usually perform kyphoplasty in 1 – 2 hours but is based on the number of vertebrae we need to treat. Before starting, patients receive a local anesthetic to prevent any movement throughout the procedure. During the procedure, our physicians create two small incisions beside and on either side of the damaged bone. To create the incisions, we use a live x-ray machine or a fluoroscope and then gently place a narrow tube or cannula into both incisions. Next, the special balloon is inserted into the tube and gently inflated. As the balloons inflate, they move the vertebra into the right position, which helps restore the structure. Finally, we remove the balloons and use a bone filler in the empty cavity created by the balloons.
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