Surgical and Non-surgical Treatment for Compression Fractures
Vertebral compression fractures are generally caused by trauma, weakening of vertebra or osteoporosis. Treatment for Compression fractures are done through Surgical and Non-surgical Techniques. Non-surgical procedure involves use of pain medication, which can relieve the acute or chronic pain due to collapsed fractured vertebra. Surgical procedure involves percutaneous treatment for compression fractures through Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty. Now, we will learn all these procedures one by one.
Non-surgical treatment of Compression fractures
Pain medications are very helpful for the treatment of compression fractures. Pain medication can relieve nerve, muscle or bone-to-bone pain. Antidepressant, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and Narcotic pain medication are few example of pain medication for treatment of compression fractures. Drugs, which help in increasing the density of bone or increasing the strength of bone, are also helpful in treating compression fracture. This is considering as critical part for the treatment of compression fracture. For acute pain, bed rest is best to keep the density of bone getting worse...