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Potential candidate for vertebral augmentation

Diagnosed with compression fracture

Fracture within last 6 weeks

No conservative treatment

You’re a potential candidate for vertebral augmentation because: 1) You’ve been diagnosed with a compression fracture in the last 6 weeks; and 2) You’re experiencing pain.

What can you do now?

You have two options. The first option is to try conservative treatment. Sometimes the pain from a vertebral compression fracture will resolve on its own. If your pain is manageable and it’s not interfering with your life, you can try conservative treatments like over-the-counter pain medications and back bracing to see if the pain resolves. If the pain worsens, it is recommended that you see a specialist. The second option is to see a pain specialist. If your pain fails to respond to conservative treatment or interferes with your daily activities then it might be time to see a pain specialist. Minimally invasive treatments are most effective for compression fractures that are less than 6 weeks old.

How can vertebral augmentation help?

Vertebral augmentation (also known as vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty) is a minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure where cement is injected into a fractured vertebral body. For patients with painful compression fractures, vertebral augmentation often leads to complete pain resolution or significantly reduced back pain. Patients who undergo vertebral augmentation report a 4 times greater improvement in quality of life compared to patients who receive conservative therapy alone, such as back bracing and pain medications.
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