Spine Fracture Repair

When fractures occur in the spine, they have different symptoms than fractures in other areas of the body. The dislocation of part of the vertebra can pinch and damage nerves, leading to pain within the region that radiates to other areas of the body. Usually these fractures occur from injuries, trauma, or the weakening of bones due to osteoporosis.

They can occur anywhere in the spine, although are most common in the thoracic spine. If left untreated, spinal fractures can have very serious effects on the spinal cord, even leading to paralysis. At Loop Medical Center, we offer two types of treatments for spinal fractures: balloon kyphoplasty and sacroplasty.