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After kyphoplasty to relieve pain from compression fractures, your back may feel sore where the needle went into your back. This should go away in a few weeks after the procedure. Most people are able to return to their daily activities within a day.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or Health Link at 811 or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or Health Link at 811 if:
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Adaptation Date: 5/5/2021
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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