Clearway provides the latest in treatments and procedures for addressing conditions that can cause chronic pain and discomfort. A vertebral compression fracture (VCF) can lead to increased pain and decreased mobility as the spine collapses. Many patients will experience increased pain when laying down, loss in height and a more hunched-forward stature. Over time, a vertebral compression fracture can cause permanent nerve damage and changes in posture.
The most common cause of this type of condition is advancing Osteoporosis. For patients with severe osteoporosis, something as simple as bending forward can cause a vertebral compression fracture. Other possible causes are trauma, commonly a car accident and metastatic tumors in the spine. It is important to seek medical advice if you experience sudden or increasing back pain, especially if you have osteoporosis. Prompt treatment is the key to a more favorable outcome and can minimize permanent damage. To diagnose your vertebral compression fracture, your doctor may order a x-ray, CT, CAT scan, or MRI.
Many people may not realize they are suffering from a VCF. A vertebral compression fracture causes back pain but this is a common ailment in older men and women. If you have one or more of the following symptoms of VCF, it is important that you seek treatment.
Abrupt occurrence of back pain
Back pain that increases in intensity when standing up
Back that decreases intensity when laying on your back (feel a sense of relief)
Increase in pain while rotating spine (like when changing positions)
Kyphoplasty, also called balloon vertebroplasty, is a minimally invasive treatment option for addressing a vertebral compression fracture, minimizing the common risks associated with a surgical procedure. Clearway offers this treatment option which can offer significant, immediate pain relief for many patients.
Do you have back pain? Have you recently been diagnosed with a vertebral compression fracture? Contact your local Clearway location to schedule a consultation and explore your treatment options.
Dear Valued Patient,
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that KureSmart Pain Management will officially become Clearway Pain Solutions effective April 1, 2020. This is the final phase in a merger of these two companies that has been under way since 2019.
The integration of KureSmart and Clearway creates even greater support for patients. The driving force for both organizations has always been based on the needs of the patients and it will remain so with the new name.
As we move forward with providing state-of-the-art pain management and interventional care, patients should not expect any changes to the care they receive from our staff. All processes and employees will remain the same; only the name on the door will change.
What to expect:
All communications and correspondence will utilize the “Clearway Pain Solutions” name and brand. This includes billing statements, patient portal notification, text messages and emails.
Signage at each property will be modified as part of the transition, and the appearance of some offices will be updated, as well.
Your Care Team will remain the same and continue to provide you with the same excellent care you’ve come to expect.