At Comprehensive Spine & Pain Physicians, Dr. Reginald Ajakwe treated a patient with two painful vertebral compression fractures (VCF). This patient hurt themselves by simply falling to the ground. VFC’s are common among patients with osteoporosis.
If you have osteoporosis, and are experiencing intense back pain after a fall you may have a vertebral compression fracture. The safest most effective way to treat a compression fracture is with balloon Kyphoplasty procedure.
Your primary care doctor may not be aware that a balloon Kyphoplasty procedure can now be performed in an outpatient setting. Most patients, like this one, are set home with pain relief the same day.