Board-certified physician Kenneth Homolya, MD, offers the convenience of in-office kyphoplasty procedures at Integrity Pain Consultants. The five offices in Hermitage, Nashville, Hendersonville, and Cookeville, Tennessee, are fully equipped with the latest kyphoplasty technologies to repair compression fractures and collapsed vertebrae. The minimally invasive procedure can quickly ease chronic back pain associated with osteoporosis and restore your quality of life. If you’re limited by the persistent pain of compression fractures, schedule a kyphoplasty consultation with Dr. Homolya, by calling the Integrity Pain Consultants office nearest you or requesting an appointment online today.
Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can relieve pain and other symptoms of a compression fracture. This type of fracture is a common side effect of osteoporosis, a progressive condition that causes the loss of bone density.
With less density, your bones become brittle and are at increased risk for frequent or recurrent fractures due to the collapse of your spine. You may also lose height and find it difficult to stand up straight without any pain.
The goal of kyphoplasty is to stabilize the affected vertebrae in your spine and prevent a permanent spinal deformity.
At Integrity Pain Consultants, Dr. Homolya performs the kyphoplasty procedure while you’re under anesthesia to keep you relaxed and comfortable.
Using the guidance of special X-ray technology, Dr. Homolya inserts a needle through the muscles of your back to access the affected vertebrae. Through the needle, he places and inflates a balloon that widens the space in the vertebrae to restore its normal height and position.
After deflating the balloon, Dr. Homolya injects a medically safe cement that quickly hardens to provide stability in your spine.
Because the procedure requires no surgical incisions, you won’t need stitches and can expect to go home after a brief period of recovery. The entire procedure typically lasts an hour or less, depending on the number of vertebrae fractures.
In many cases, Dr. Homolya recommends you begin walking soon after the procedure to prevent stiffness and pain in your back. You may have some discomfort in the area where the needle went into your back, which typically resolves within a day or two.
You should notice an immediate reduction in your previous back pain, with results continuing to improve over time.
During the initial weeks following kyphoplasty, you may need to limit strenuous activities, like exercise and heavy lifting. Dr. Homolya can recommend the right time for you to return to work and your usual routine based on how quickly you heal.
If you have chronic back pain due to osteoporosis, contact Integrity Pain Consultants for a kyphoplasty consultation. Schedule an appointment online or by calling the office nearest you today.