Samara B. Shipon, D.O., an interventional pain physician at Valley Pain Consultants, an Envision Physician Services provider, recently published an article for the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. The article is titled, “Time for a New Look at an Old Procedure: Vertebral Augmentation for Painful Compression Fractures as an Option to Restore Function and Quality of Life.”

As the population ages, the number of patients with vertebral compression fractures is increasing. In the article, Dr. Shipon explains that vertebral augmentation, using both kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty, can offer therapeutic benefits for some patients with osteoporotic compression fractures. Read the full article here.