Vertebroplasty is a procedure in which medical grade cement is injected into a fractured vertebra. The main reason a vertebroplasty is performed is to treat a fractured vertebra in the spine that is causing pain and reduced function. Not all fractured vertebra are candidates for vertebroplasty however. This procedure is performed under fluoroscopic guidance (x-ray) to ensure safe, proper placement.

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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.