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Balloon Kyphoplasty Surgery Offers Relief from Chronic Back Pain

If you’re suffering from severe back pain as a result of a spinal fracture caused by osteoporosis, cancer, benign tumors or other events, balloon kyphoplasty surgery is a treatment option that can provide real relief.

The kyphoplasty procedure itself is minimally invasive, and may significantly reduce back pain and repair the broken bone of a spinal fracture. It is called balloon kyphoplasty surgery because orthopaedic balloons are inserted in the spinal column and used to lift the fractured vertebrae bone and return it to the correct position. Once the vertebra is in place, the balloon is deflated and an orthopaedic cement is used to fill the cavity and stabilize the bone.

National Leaders in Spinal Fracture Treatments for Raleigh-Durham Clients

Nationally-recognized spinal fracture team leader Dr. Joe T. Minchew specializes in balloon kyphoplasty surgery as well as many other advanced spinal fracture treatment options. He will work with you closely to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your unique situation, and will ensure that you have all the information you need to make the best decision about treating your spinal fracture.

To find out more or to schedule an appointment at the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Raleigh-Durham, call us at 919.471.9622 or submit the appointment form on this page to schedule your personal consultation with our team. As part of Duke Medicine, our community-oriented specialists, personal touch and state-of-the-art facilities allow us to deliver the treatment you need—with the care you deserve.

North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to serve Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Apex, Morrisville, Clayton, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Greensboro, Hillsborough, Mebane and surrounding areas.