Pain Management in Knoxville, TN
This minimally-invasive procedure repairs a vertebral compression fracture and helps restore the spine’s natural shape. Kyphoplasty is available for Omega Pain Management patients in Knoxville, TN, and can provide rapid pain relief for those who suffer from this condition. Some patients experience rapid pain relief after the procedure.
Before the procedure, you are anesthetized. The physician guides a needle through the skin of your back and into your fractured vertebra. A special x-ray device called a “fluoroscope” helps the physician position the needle.
A balloon device is placed through the needle and into the vertebral body. The physician carefully inflates this balloon to expand the fractured bone. When the balloon is deflated, it leaves a cavity in the middle of the vertebral body. The balloon is removed. For some patients, more than one needle and balloon may be used.
The physician injects bone cement through the needle. This cement fills the cavity. It hardens inside the vertebral body, stabilizing the fracture.
End of Procedure and Aftercare
When the procedure is complete, the needle is removed. The opening in your skin is closed. Your doctor will give you instructions to aid your recovery.
Kyphoplasty procedure in Knoxville, TN
Kyphoplasty is a highly effective procedure for those who suffer from vertebral compression fractures. By restoring the spine’s natural shape, this procedure can provide rapid pain relief and improve the overall quality of life.
At Omega Pain Management, our team is passionate about helping patients live their best lives. So if you are dealing with back pain in Knoxville and think kyphoplasty might be right for you, get in touch with us at (865) 337-5137!
Our team under the leadership of Dr. Igor Smelyansky, MD will work with you to determine if this procedure is the right solution for your unique needs and help you get back to doing the things you love.