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Compression Fractures
of the Spine

At CiC our highly skilled team of
endovascular, lower extremity, and vein
specialists work alongside cardiologists
and primary care doctors to ensure you
get the best care with minimal risk and


It seems to come from out of nowhere, a sudden sharp pain in your mid to lower back. Its intensity may increase when you are standing or walking and lessen when you are lying down. A compression fracture in the spine could be the cause. This type of fracture can happen from everyday activities like stepping off a curb, sneezing, lifting a heavy box, or taking a fall depending on how weak your bones are.
It may be a compression fracture if you:
● Are over 50 years old
● Have osteoporosis
● Notice increased pain while walking or standing
● Have lost height
● Are hunching over
● Have numbness, tingling or muscle weakness
● Notice decreased pain when laying on your back

If left untreated, a spinal fracture may limit how you move and cause a decline in the quality of your life. Common treatments include bed rest, physical therapy, a back brace, or pain medication. While these recommendations may offer some relief, they do not address what’s causing the pain.
There is a minimally invasive procedure, called kyphoplasty, which may help. With x-ray guidance and a tiny nick in the skin, our doctors insert a balloon to separate the vertebrae. They fill the space with medical-grade cement to strengthen and stabilize the bone. This helps relieve the pain. It is done in our office and patients leave with a band-aid and little to no pain.
If you or someone you know is living with this debilitating back pain, please call 480-374-7354 to see if kyphoplasty is right for you.

Discover how our
approach to compression fractures of the spin can benefit
you or a loved one.

Find out more about Kyphoplasty by contacting us by phone or by completing the form below and one of our patient care coordinators will contact you as soon as possible.