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Multiple Myeloma Symptoms- Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty for Spine Fractures

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Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty- minimally invasive procedure to inject bone cement in the spine to repair fractures of Multiple Myeloma patients

You are newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM). You have been experiencing back pain for months and now you and your doctor understand why. You have a common multiple myeloma symptom- lytic lesions in your spine causing bone pain.

 

The questions are 1) is your spine fractured in any way and 2)  how can you heal your spine and stop the pain (not necessrily in that order).

According to studies, approximately 80% of multiple myeloma patients experience a pathological fracture over the course of their disease and 90% will have bone lesions [2]. In many ways, MM is both a blood cancer and a bone cancer. Manging bone health is a lifelong endeavor.

Therefore the MM symptom causing you to manage your bone health, either for an event such as a fracture or over the course of your life as a multiple myeloma survivor is critical.

Which of the therapies below have been shown to help the most patients with this MM symptom? Here are the three current options:

  1. nonsurgical management- (analgesic therapy, bed rest, physiotherapy, and back bracing)
  2.  balloon kyphoplasty-
  3.  vertebroplasty-

You can choose to rehabilitate your spine over weeks and months in hopes of stoping the pain while healing your back or you can employ kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty.

Have you been diagnosed with MM? Please scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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What is balloon kyph0plasty? Click the link below to watch short videos about the procedure.

Balloon Kyphoplasty – Video Results

Balloon Kyphoplasty

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are similar medical spinal procedures in which bone cement is injected through a small hole in the skin (percutaneously) into a fractured vertebra with the goal of relieving back pain caused by vertebral compression fractures. It was found not to be effective in treating osteoporosis-related compression fractures of the spine in the only two placebo-controlled and randomized clinical trials.[1] The patients in both the experimental and placebo groups of the blinded study reported improvement in their pain, suggesting that the clinical benefit noted in unblinded trials is related to the placebo effect. Costs of the procedure vary between 3,000 USD and 16,000 USD depending on what is done.”

Kyphoplasty for patients with multiple myeloma is a safe surgical procedure: results from a large patient cohort.

“By careful interdisciplinary indication setting and a standardized treatment model, kyphoplasty presents a very safe and effective procedure for the treatment of vertebral osteolysis and fractures caused by MM.”

What have I learned about MM over the past 20+ years? Myeloma is about two things 1) symptoms (bone damage, anemia, kidney function, etc.) and 2) side effects from toxic chemotherapy.

If you would like to learn how to manage symptoms like bone pain and how to prevent and heal chemotherapy side effects from an evidence-based perspective, I invite you to click the button below to watch a FREE 15-minute webinar:

 

 

 

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5 comments
Frank j Illiano says 11 months ago

Hi, I’m a MM patient 4 years into it. The cancer is under control with Darzelex and polmylist. I’m very concerned about my bone health. I have many lesions along my spine , ribs with a 2cm in the sacral ala.I was treated with zolmeta early on but developed necrosis of the jaw. Do you have any reccomendations for keeping my bones healthy? Currently I have no fractures but worried about the future as I am an active person. I am taking vitamin D 3000mg , turmeric and CBD.

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    David Emerson says 11 months ago

    Hi Frank-

    I replied to your question via your email address.

    David Emerson

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Elizabeth Meadows says last year

Hello David. Thank you for sharing this important information about bones and MM. I was diagnosed 3 and a half weeks ago. I do have a slight crack in one of the vertebrae. I do not want any kind of surgery at this time if at all possible. The pain is intense indeed though able to weather through as I have a daughter with complex special needs and trying my best to be the healthiest I can be having MM and using a natural approach to healing at this time. I have no one to have her stay with them if I were to have surgery hence this choice. Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions and will be getting some therapy for this starting next week. I hope you are doing well and am thrilled to connect with a long time survivor! Elizabeth

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    David Emerson says last year

    Hi Elizabeth-

    I replied to your post directly to your email.

    thanks

    David

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