Patients with spinal fractures from osteoporosis or cancer have seen dramatic improvement with a procedure called Vertebroplasty. MedicineNet defines Vertebroplasty as “a nonsurgical method for repairing osteoporosis back fractures such as vertebral compression fractures.” The procedure is non-surgical and involves inserting a glue-like material into the center of the collapsed spinal vertebra to stabilize and strengthen the crushed bone. The material is inserted through anesthetize skin with a needle and syringe. Once inserted, the material hardens to form a cast-like structure within the broken bone and relief is nearly immediate. Not only does the patient feel instantly better, but the vertebra is protected from further collapse with the hardening effect. Patients feel better and move better.
What is Vertebroplasty?