Vertebroplasty Specialist

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

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If medications aren’t working to relieve the pain of a spinal compression fracture, it may be time to consider vertebroplasty. At Advance Comprehensive Pain Care, Inc., Munish Loomba, MD, offers outpatient vertebroplasty procedures to repair fractured vertebrae. Dr. Loomba injects a sturdy bone cement to fill the fracture and increase the stability of your spine. Call the office in Moreno Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, or Riverside, California, to learn more about the benefits of vertebroplasty, or book an appointment online today. 

Vertebroplasty Q & A

What is vertebroplasty?

Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to stabilize compression fractures in your spine. Fractures can result from injuries or the loss of bone density in conditions like osteoporosis.

The procedure involves injections of bone cement into a fractured vertebra. The cement hardens quickly to restore stability to the bone and your overall spine. This treatment is similar to kyphoplasty, but doesn’t utilize a balloon in the process.

Vertebroplasty can provide long-lasting relief of pain and limited mobility in your spine, so you can enjoy a higher quality, physically active life.

Am I a candidate for vertebroplasty?

Advance Comprehensive Pain Care, Inc. offers vertebroplasty on an outpatient basis to relieve symptoms a spinal compression fracture can cause. Dr. Loomba may recommend this type of spine surgery if you can’t find relief from chronic back pain with nonsurgical strategies.

Other symptoms vertebroplasty can relieve include:

  • Height loss
  • Limited spine flexibility
  • Hunched over posture
  • Tingling or numbness in legs or back

To find out if you’re a candidate for vertebroplasty, Dr. Loomba spends time reviewing your symptoms. He uses advanced imaging technologies to locate compression fractures in your spine to determine if vertebroplasty is a treatment option for you.

What happens during vertebroplasty?

During your vertebroplasty procedure, Dr. Loomba can provide a sedative to keep you calm and relaxed. He uses X-ray technology to guide a needle into place within a fractured vertebra.

Once the needle is in position, Dr. Loomba injects a special cement into the bone to fill the open space. The bone cement hardens quickly to strengthen your vertebra and stabilize your spine.

After your injection, you can expect to lie still while the cement fully hardens. You spend a brief time in recovery before you can go home to rest. Avoid exercise, heavy lifting, and other strenuous activities while you heal.

Some people experience noticeable pain relief right away. However, it can take a few days to see the full benefit of vertebroplasty.

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