Phoenix Compressions Fracture Spine Surgery | Arizona Spinal Fracture Treatment
At Desert Spine and Scoliosis Center, Dr. Baig treats a variety of spinal fractures, ranging from painful compression fractures due to osteoporosis to the severe types of fractures that occur from car accidents or falls from a great height.
Whether you’re dealing with a compression fracture or a traumatic injury, Dr. Baig will always recommend the least invasive treatment option possible. He will only recommend surgery where less invasive treatment fails, or where conservative management is not possible.
Our osteoporosis patients are very close to our hearts, and we do our best to prevent painful compression fractures and to treat fractures that do occur with the most advanced, effective and least invasive procedures available. FOR COMPASSIONATE COMPRESSION FRACTURE TREATMENT IN PHOENIX, CONTACT DESERT SPINE AND SCOLIOSIS CENTER TODAY.
Osteoporosis causes the bones to weaken, which makes them susceptible to fractures and breaks caused by the stresses of day-to-day living. When osteoporosis affects the spine, patients can suffer a spinal compression fracture after even a very minor fall. These tiny cracks in the vertebrae can cause back pain that worsens after light back strain (i.e. picking up a bag of groceries) and makes bending or twisting difficult.
Multiple compression fractures can lead to significant changes in the spine. As vertebrae collapse, you may lose height and begin to bend forward to compensate for the changes (kyphosis). Your shorter spine can put pressure on the gastrointestinal system, causing digestive problems. It can also cause hip pain and even begin to compress the lungs, making it difficult to breathe.
Spinal Compression Fracture Treatment in Phoenix
The treatment recommended for compression fractures varies depending on the extent of the injury and how it’s affecting your quality of life.
Nonsurgical treatments for compression fractures may include modifying your activities so as not to exacerbate pain, taking pain medications, and/or wearing a temporary back brace.
While healing times vary, compression fractures take about two to three months to fully heal.
Surgical treatment for compression fractures, when clinically indicated, usually involves either lumbar fusion surgery and other minimally-invasive surgical techniques.
Lumbar fusion surgery involves fusing or joining the vertebral bones together to repair fractures, reduce spinal pressure, and correct movement abnormalities. Minimally invasive treatment may involve treating the damaged vertebrae through a small incision using endoscopic techniques.
Dr. Baig can advise you which surgical option is most appropriate for your condition – contact us now for advice from our spine fracture specialists in Arizona.
Treatment for other spinal fractures
For more severe fractures, such as those occurring from car accidents or falls from a great height, a combination of techniques may be needed to decompress affected nerves and nerve roots and to stabilize the spine. A laminectomy (removal of the lamina or back part of the vertebra) or a corpectomy (removal of the vertebral body) may be needed to create more space for compressed spinal nerves. Screws and rods may need to be inserted to temporarily hold the bones in place, and spinal fusion surgery may be performed to provide strength and long-term stability.
Recovery times for such surgical procedures vary, but Dr. Baig will ensure you understand what to expect to help you take control of your rehabilitation.
Dr. Baig is skilled and experienced in multiple forms of decompression and spinal fusion surgery, including less invasive lateral access spinal fusion surgery.
Desert Spine and Scoliosis Center offers specialist spine fracture treatment in Arizona. To discuss your medical needs, contact us today.