Vertebroplasty is a procedure performed when many other options have been exhausted. If you’ve tried PT, medication, bed rest, and braces without success, then this may be an option your doctor will discuss with you to finally receive the pain relief you seek.
This procedure is specifically designed for patients who have suffered from fractured vertebra or severe and prolonged pain and immobility. This includes if serious complications have arisen from either of those circumstances.
Vertebroplasty is a procedure in which a special cement is injected into a fractured vertebra – to relieve your spinal pain and restore your mobility. The procedure also entails a requirement of laying flat on your back until the cement hardens after. Some patients feel immediate relief, while for others, it can take a few days. This procedure will stabilize any compression fractures, and imaging guidance will help make your procedure a success.