Comprehensive Pain Management
(Formally known as Franklin Pain and Wellness and Warwick Pain)

Attleboro, MA(508) 236-8333
Franklin, MA(508) 507-8818
South Kingstown, RI (401) 234-9677
Warwick, RI(401) 352-0007

Franklin, MA • (508) 507-8818
Warwick, RI • (401) 352-0007
South Kingstown, RI • (401) 234-9677

Franklin Pain and Wellness Center

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Kyphoplasty - A Solution for Back Pain

- Thursday, February 23, 2012

Back Pain is the most common type of chronics pain. Sometimes, back pain is the result of a fractured spinal disc. If you’re experiencing symptoms like…

  • Sudden, severe back pain.
  • Worsening of pain when standing or walking.
  • Some pain relief when lying down.
  • Difficulty and pain when bending or twisting.
  • Loss of height.
  • Deformity of the spine - the curved, "hunchback" shape.

…you could have a fractured disc. Sometimes a fractured disc is very painful and other times, the fracture occurs gradually so the pain isn’t necessarily immediately felt. Some people don’t feel the pain, but rather notice their back becoming more curved. This is usually a sign of multiple fractured discs.

Luckily, the specialists at The Franklin Pain and Wellness Center have a minimally invasive solution for this type of back pain called Kyphoplasty. Kyphoplasty is a procedure done with local anesthesia. The doctor first numbs the area of the back near the compressed disc. A tiny hollow tube is inserted into the back right into the fractured vertebrae and then fills the vertebrae with a cast material, which hardens and restores the height of the vertebrae. Kyphoplasty only takes a few hours and the recovery is generally very easy.

The best part is that Kyphoplasty is a great high tech solution for back pain as opposed to medications, which only treat the symptoms, require refills and often have side effects and addictive properties. For a non-narcotic solution for your back pain, contact The Franklin Pain and Wellness Center at or call (508) 507-8818.