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Vertebral Compression 

Fracture Pain?

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What causes a vertebral

compression fracture?

Compression fractures usually occur because of too much pressure on the normally strong vertebrae. When the vertebral body collapses, the bone tissue on the inside is crushed or compressed.

There are several factors that may lead to a compression fracture, including:

  • Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is a common cause of compression fractures in the spine. This disease thins and makes the bones brittle, often to the point where they are too weak to withstand normal pressure, even the pressure of everyday activities. In some cases of severe osteoporosis, the bones are so weak that simply bending forward, coughing or sneezing can cause compression fractures.

  • Cancer: When cancer has spread to the spine, patients are more likely to suffer vertebral compression fractures.

  • Trauma: A spinal injury can cause a sudden, minor or severe fracture. A fall, forceful jump and car accidents are some examples of trauma that can cause compression fractures.

A procedure such as vertebroplasty may be considered in those patients

with vertebral compression fractures.

What is a Vertebroplasty?

Vertebroplasty involves injecting acrylic cement into the collapsed vertebra to stabilize and strengthen the fracture and vertebral body. In the event that our providers feel a vertebral augmentation or vertebroplasty is needed for the vertebral compression fracture, we will coordinate with and educate each patient on what to expect during the process to help restore function and reduce the pain caused by the fracture.

What Is a Vertebral

Compression Fracture?

When a bone in the spine collapses, it is called a vertebral compression fracture. This injury most often happens in the lower part of the thoracic, or middle, section of the spine.

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Arizona Pain Treatment Centers has been serving the greater Phoenix area since 1997. We have patients under our care that live in Phoenix, North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, Glendale, Maryvale, Tolleson, South Phoenix, Mesa, East Mesa Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Apache Junction, Tucson, and even Globe. We understand that pain holds patients back in their lives and it is discouraging to watch people suffer. We know we can help.

 

Our treatments of injection medicine therapy (epidural steroid injections, non-steroidal injections, trigger point injections), therapeutic injections, nerve blocks and nerve ablations, joint injections and many other procedures, give life back to our community every day. We specialize in most types of pain, including neck and back pain, arm and shoulder pain, leg and knee pain, as well as headaches and migraines.

Most common causes of pain: Car and traffic accidentsSport injuriesOn the Job injuriesSlip and FallsEvery Day Wear and Tear, ArthritisDegenerationMuscle Imbalance and Sprains.

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A vertebroplasty is a great option and can offer beneficial results in restoring function and pain relief.

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