Kyphoplasty Specialist

Pain Management located in Moreno Valley, Riverside and Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Compression fractures in the spine can be painful and lead to more severe complications if not treated properly. At Advance Comprehensive Pain Care, Inc., Munish Loomba, MD, specializes in minimally invasive kyphoplasty procedures to repair spine fractures and increase the stability of your spine. Dr. Loomba can perform your kyphoplasty on an outpatient basis so you can quickly get back to your usual routine. Call the office in Rancho Cucamonga, Moreno Valley, or Riverside, California, to find out if kyphoplasty is an option for you, or book a consultation online today. 

Kyphoplasty Q & A

What is kyphoplasty?

Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive spine surgery that treats spinal compression fractures. These fractures can result from spinal trauma or osteoporosis, an age-related degenerative condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle.

The goals of kyphoplasty are to stabilize fractured vertebrae and restore their standard height to relieve pressure on surrounding spinal nerves. The procedure is similar to vertebroplasty but uses the balloon to create more space within the bone before the cement injection.

Kyphoplasty can provide long-lasting relief from the chronic back pain and mobility issues that compression fractures can cause.

When should I consider kyphoplasty?

Advance Comprehensive Pain Care, Inc. offers kyphoplasty procedures if you have persistent symptoms of a spinal compression fracture that are treatable with other therapies. Fracture symptoms can include:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Loss of height
  • Hunched over posture
  • Tingling or numbness in your back or legs
  • Limited range of motion in the spine

If left untreated, compression fractures in your spine can worsen and lead to more serious complications, including bladder and bowel dysfunction.

Dr. Loomba uses advanced technology to evaluate your spine and identify compression fractures. He may recommend medications, injections, or other nonsurgical strategies before considering you for kyphoplasty.

What happens during kyphoplasty?

During kyphoplasty, Dr. Loomba makes a small incision over your spine to access the damaged vertebrae. He uses fluoroscopy, a real-time X-ray technology, to guide a narrow tube containing a small balloon into the fractured bone.

Once in place, Dr. Loomba inflates the balloon to create space inside the vertebrae. He deflates and removes the balloon, then injects bone cement into the cavity. The cement hardens within minutes to increase the strength of your vertebrae and stabilize your overall spine.

After your kyphoplasty is complete, you can expect to spend a brief period in recovery before you can go home to rest. You may feel soreness in your incision or the injection site for a few days and should avoid strenuous activity while you heal.

Many people notice a reduction in their pain immediately, but it can take several weeks to see the full benefit of a kyphoplasty procedure.

Call the Advance Comprehensive Pain Care, Inc. office near you to find out if kyphoplasty is a treatment option for your symptoms, or book a consultation online today.