Plainville Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Layden Chiropractic suggests curcumin for pain reduction and Plainville conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Plainville Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures occur in the vertebral bones of the spine. Often brought on by a fall or injury, a Plainville vertebral fracture (compression fracture) happens when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will fall in on itself, resulting in the bone to shrink in size.  Researchers and doctors discovered a way to “fix” these vertebral fractures by adding a cement type compound into the collapsed bone to get it to normal size again. This procedure is known as vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of the outcomes over numerous years reveal that high- to moderate-quality evidence reports no important benefit of vertebroplasty for acute or subacute osteoporotic vertebral fractures and warns of its potential for harm. Undesirable side-effects from vertebroplasty include osteomyelitis, cord compression, thecal sac injury and respiratory failure. (1) How might chiropractic care conservatively manage a vertebral compression fracture? Consult Layden Chiropractic. The suitable time after injury to include gentle Cox® Technic to the treatment plan for a vertebral fracture (generally around 6 weeks with careful tolerance testing) will be determined. In the meantime, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to relieve the pain. Your Plainville chiropractor at Layden Chiropractic is ready to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Plainville chiropractic treatment plan.  

 
TIP OF THE MONTH: Try Curcumin!

Curcumin is a plant-derived natural compound from the rhizome of the turmeric (curcuma longa) plant. It’s effective for treating and preventing a variety of diseases, particularly age-associated ones like cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic inflammation and infection. (2) What an amazing polyphenol! It is even shown to be superior to corticosteroids for reducing inflammation and to be beneficial alone and/or in combination with antibiotics for being antibacterial. (3,4) With so many remarkable benefits, curcumin may be a great supplement to your nutrition routine. Let’s talk about it at your next Plainville chiropractic appointment at Layden Chiropractic!

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Schedule your next Plainville chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be good for, contact Layden Chiropractic today. Layden Chiropractic looks forward to seeing you!

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