Vertebroplasty is a method in wherein a special adhesive is injected into a fractured vertebra with the intention of reducing your spinal pain and restoring back the mobility. It is not necessary that all people with fractured vertebrae would need to undergo Vertebroplasty. Vertebroplasty contributes little gain over a more traditional approach like bed rest or any types of physical therapy.
When is Vertebroplasty suggested?
Vertebroplasty may be recommended only if the
- Conventional methods of treating the fractured vertebra or back pain abandon
- The patient is suffering from any severe or prolonged pain or immobility
- There are instances when the fractured vertebra has led to more serious complications like deep vein thrombosis, acceleration of osteoporosis, respiratory problems, etc.
Some of the risk associated with Vertebroplasty includes
- Blood loss
- Fracture in ribs
- Nerve root irritation
- Cement flowing outside of the bone