BONE DENSITY SCAN (DEXA)
A bone density scan, also known as a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), measures bone mineral density in the lumbar spine and hip to detect the presence of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is the leading cause of vertebral fractures. A vertebral compression fracture occurs when a bone in the spine collapses from disease process or injury. These fractures are painful and can interfere with daily activity.
Vertebral Augmentation (Vertebroplasty)
Treating Compression Fractures
- Using image guidance, bone cement is administered to stabilize the vertebral body
- Many patients experience a significant level of pain relief within 24 hours
- To schedule a Vertebroplasty Procedure please call 210.617.9070