17 Jan Kyphoplasty: 20 Years of Alternative Pain Relief
Kyphoplasty is an alternative therapy to surgery and pain medication, and a specialty of Integrated Pain Consultants. Alternative therapies can help with the diagnosis, treatment, and healing of injuries by offering a holistic and non-addictive approach to pain management. Over one million fractures have been treated via kyphoplasty since 1998 when the Food and Drug Administration approved the “KyphX Inflatable Cone Tamp” balloon to aid in setting fragile fractures.
Why Kyphoplasty Is Needed
Kyphoplasty is a popular alternative for pain treatment of osteoporotic fractures, which happen when the loss of calcium in bones (which is most commonly caused by age or lack of calcium intake) weakens the bones and makes them more susceptible to fractures. Specifically, the vertebrae are most prone to this weakness. When a fracture occurs here, the vertebral body collapses and creates a sort of humped, wedged vertebra. This can cause chronic/severe pain, limit function and mobility, decrease lung capacity, cause sleep issues, and even cause loss of independence.
With painful back fractures, treating the pain should be a priority—but it goes hand in hand with diagnoses, treating the issue (not just the symptom), and healing. Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgery where a material similar to cement is injected into the fracture. It instantly increases durability and offers immediate pain relief. There’s still a healing process, but most patients enjoy fast relief, functionality, and are put on a fast track to permanent healing.
It’s similar to vertebroplasty but includes one extra step. Before the injection, a balloon is inflated within the fracture. The balloon reinforces the proper bone height and better corrects the deformities caused by the collapse. The majority of patients go right back to their daily activities after the procedure.
Kyphoplasty Consultation with Pain Management Experts at Integrated Pain Consultants
Is kyphoplasty for you? Do you want to avoid the risks of surgery or pain medication and get help solving the problem, not the symptom? It’s an option that’s been successful in thousands of patients, and that has a solid track record. Many patients are excellent candidates for kyphoplasty, and you might be one of them. Contact Integrated Pain Consultants at 480-626-2552 for a detailed consultation. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners.