Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a relatively new minimally procedure used to treat compression fractures if traditional conservative therapy fails. Vertebroplasty may be able to offer spine stability to patients with spinal fractures due to osteoporosis and those who have had trauma or tumors of the spine.
Fracture Spinal Process
The Transverse and Spinous Process can be fractured, and in most cases is quite painful but requires only conservative treatment.
Lumbar Sprain and Strain
The most common injury to the spine is a sprain or strain to the para-vertebral soft tissues. This usually responds to conservative treatment, including rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medicines and a gentle stretching program.
The intervertebral disc can rupture and cause pressure on the nerves that provide power and sensation to the legs. The common causes are lifting and twisting injuries, with a risk also from falls or flexion.