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Dayton, OH's Leading Spine Surgeon

Condition: Compression Fractures

Compression fractures are a painful and common spinal injury that most often result from osteoporosis. Simple movements like bending down or stooping over can trigger pain, making day-to-day life difficult for patients. If this sounds familiar to you, you have come to the right place. 

Dayton Neurologic Associates is owned and operated by Dr. Michael P. Verdon, a seasoned neurosurgeon dedicated to spine health and minimally-invasive surgery. We have years of clinical experience diagnosing and treating compression fractures, and develop personalized treatment plans for each patient. When you are a patient at our practice, you will see Dr. Verdon at every visit. 

From cutting-edge diagnostics all the way up to kyphoplasty, we are equipped to pinpoint the exact source of your spinal pain and find the best methods for treating it. If you have been searching online for “neurological surgeons near me,” you aren’t alone. Request an appointment online today to learn more about how we can help you heal. 

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Minimally Invasive Compression Fracture Treatments

Kyphoplasty for Compression Fracture

The purpose of a kyphoplasty is to halt spinal fracture pain, stabilize the bone, and ideally, restore all of the lost vertebral height that occurred as a result of a compression fracture. This procedure not only boasts high success rates, it can even provide pain relief to patients immediately following surgery. As a specialist in minimally-invasive spinal surgery, Dr. Verdon is highly experienced performing this procedure with the utmost precision and accuracy.  

Some patients with osteoporosis may not be eligible for the kyphoplasty procedure, however, we can still help you find pain relief using non-surgical methods. To find out if you are a good candidate for a kyphoplasty, call or request an appointment with Dayton Neurologic Associates online today! 

Dr. Verdon - Dayton’s Top Neurosurgeon & spine Specialist 

Physician-Owned & Patient-Focused

At Dayton Neurologic, Dr. Michael F. Verdon has 20 years of experience treating spinal disorders, giving him a strong understanding of how challenging it can be for patients to find long-term relief after a compression fracture. Because Dayton Neurologic Associates is small and independently owned, we’re able to guarantee that every patient sees Dr. Verdon one-on-one at each of their appointments, allowing them to build a strong, trusting relationship with a single expert. 

When you become a patient at our practice, you’ll have found an experienced minimally-invasive spinal surgery specialist who truly cares about you. If you’re ready to get started on your road to recovery following a compression fracture, look no further than Dayton Neurologic Associates. Request an appointment online today to get started on your recovery journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of a compression fracture?

A compression fracture may not cause any symptoms at first. However, later on symptoms may include the following:

  • Back pain that slowly gets worse, especially when standing
  • Numbness/tingling in the arms and legs
  • Muscle weakness
  • Difficulty walking 
  • Bladder/bowel control issues
  • A decrease in height
  • A stooped-over posture (kyphosis)
  • Inability to bend or twist the spine

What causes compression fractures?

Osteoporosis is the leading cause of compression fractures. Those with cancer that has spread to their bones are also at a risk of developing a compression fracture. Rarely, a compression fracture can occur in an otherwise healthy person as a result of trauma. 

How are compression fractures treated?

When a compression fracture is the result of osteoporosis, your primary care provider will want to treat your osteoporosis to strengthen your bones and prevent future fractures. Physical therapy, pain medication, back braces, exercise, and bone-strengthening medicine are common non-surgical treatments. However, if these methods are not helping, your doctor may recommend a kyphoplasty for pain relief and improved mobility. 

Is kyphoplasty painful?

A kyphoplasty for compression fracture is performed under local or general anesthesia, so you will not feel anything during the surgery. Following surgery, some patients experience immediate pain relief while others find partial or total relief in 48 hours.