A New Treatment

Until now there was little that doctors could do about compression fractures. Patients were usually treated with strong pain medicine and bed rest. But now there is a new treatment that:

  • Does away with most or all pain in up to 90 percent of patients
  • May prevent worsening of old spinal breaks
  • Is cost-effective
  • Has a short recovery time
  • Improves the quality of life

Who will perform the treatment?

An interventional radiologist performs the Percutaneous Vertebroplasty. The interventional radiologist is a medical doctor trained to diagnose and treat certain diseases using patient x-rays and other diagnostic image.

What to expect before the treatment?

The interventional radiologist reviews your imaging (x-ray) studies and then, a few days before the procedure, meets with you to discuss the procedure and looks closely at the effected vertebra using special imaging equipment.


Gulf Imaging Associates, PA
11034 Scarsdale Blvd., Suite A
Houston, Texas 77089
Toll Free: (888) 554-0411
Phone: (713) 359-4575
Fax: (713) 359-1155