Vertebral compression fractures are common and can be very serious and painful. A vertebral compression fracture generally causes significant pain along the fracture site and is more common as bone density decreases (osteoporosis). A vertebral compression fractures is when a bone located in the spine collapses usually due to an excess of pressure, a hard fall, or any other type of physical injury. In patients with severe osteoporosis, even coughing may cause the fracture. At times however patients cannot recall any clear trauma or incident leading to the fracture. Read more about Vertebral Compression Fracture
Pain can arise from the sacroiliac joint from wear and tear in the joint or other causes. A needle can be inserted into the sacroiliac joint using guidance from X Ray or Ultrasound in order to inject drugs which may reduce the pain from the joint and the nerves surrounding it.. Once the needle is correctly positioned into the joint a mixture of local aaesthetic with or without a locally acting steroid is injected. The steroid acts only around the area it is injected into and does not have the same effects as taking long-term steroids.
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