Vertebral Compression Fracture

A vertebral compression fracture (VCF) occurs when one or more of the bones that makes up the spinal column, known as a vertebra, collapses. This is typically due to vertical compression that exceeds what the vertebra is able to endure. This is most often due to osteoporosis, but can be caused by trauma and cancer. Symptoms may range from none, to pain & numbness at the site of the VCF, difficulty walking to loss of bowel and bladder control.

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During this COVID-19 pandemic, our goal at Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants is to provide patient’s with quality pain management treatment while still optimizing the health and safety of our patients, providers, and staff.

We are providing telemedicine visits for new and established patients. Patients with severe pain that warrant more urgent treatment with injections will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will need to evaluate the patient’s age, medical comorbidities, and risk factors as well as potential symptoms of respiratory infection in making a determination. Elective pain procedures and injections are deferred at this time in order to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus and to ration personal protect equipment so it may be available where it is most critically needed.