Mrs KB a 50 year old tripped on the ice on Christmas eve fracturing a vertebra. Unfortunately this was initially diagnosed as a muscle sprain after a visit to A&E. It was not until her GP arranged an X-ray 6 weeks later that the fracture was identified. She subsequently underwent an MRI scan and was referred for vertebroplasty. (fig 1).

Mrs KB says: “From the time of my accident on the ice I do not believe my pain level went below 8 (out of 10) perhaps even increased at times, but since having the procedure I can honestly say my pain levels are now 1-2 out of 10 which in my view is pretty marvellous and I would recommend this procedure to all who suffer a vertebrae trauma. Well done Dr Speirs and Team.”