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Spinal compression fractures discussed by Scottsdale pain management doctor Dr. Sham Vengurlekar

Spinal compression fractures are just one of the many different pain conditions that top Scottsdale pain doctor Dr Sham Vengurlekar treats on a daily basis. With offices in both Phoenix/Glendale and Scottsdale as well as convenient hours that will fit anyone’s schedule, Dr. Sham Vengurlekar is your go-to pain management doctor in the greater Phoenix Valley.

How they happen:
Spinal compression fractures can happen for a variety of reasons including :
– Any sort of trauma that has been sustained to the back
– Osteoporosis
– Tumors in the spine
– Tumors in the bone

Because spinal compression fractures can occur very quickly, it is important to seek out medical attention as soon as possible. Due to the very nature of this type of fracture, pain can be excruciating and is usually felt in the middle and lower potions of the spine, though pain in the sides of the spine and front of the spine can also be experienced. It is not a dull, throbbing pain that patients experience but rather a sharp or “knife-like” pain that can be completely debilitating and can take weeks or even months to go away.

There are many different options for treatment for this type of condition, including Vertebroplasty, Spinal Fusion and Ballon Kyphoplasty; all of which are treatments that Scottsdale pain doctor Dr. Sham Vengurlekar is extremely well-versed in and has performed hundreds of times. While most of these fractures are treated with pain medications and bed rest, if pain persists, it might be time to give the Premier Pain Institute a call today.