Two Rivers Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Lakeshore Chiropractic suggests curcumin for pain reduction and Two Rivers conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Two Rivers Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures occur in the vertebral bones of the spine. Often precipitated by a fall or injury, a Two Rivers vertebral fracture (compression fracture) happens when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will dissolve on itself, resulting in the bone to reduce in size.  Researchers and doctors discovered a method to “fix” these vertebral fractures by inserting a cement type compound into the collapsed bone to return it to its usual size again. This procedure is called vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of the outcomes over numerous years show that high- to moderate-quality evidence shows no important benefit of vertebroplasty for acute or subacute osteoporotic vertebral fractures and cautions of its capability to harm. Undesirable side-effects from vertebroplasty include osteomyelitis, cord compression, thecal sac injury and respiratory failure. (1) How does chiropractic care conservatively handle a vertebral compression fracture? Consult your Two Rivers chiropractor. The suitable time after injury to include gentle Cox® Technic to the treatment plan for a vertebral fracture (typically around 6 weeks with careful tolerance testing) will be clarified. In the interim, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to lessen the pain. Your Two Rivers chiropractor at Lakeshore Chiropractic is here to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Two Rivers 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’s even shown to be superior to corticosteroids for dropping 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 good supplement to your nutrition routine. Let’s talk about it at your next Two Rivers chiropractic visit at Lakeshore Chiropractic!

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Schedule your next Two Rivers chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be appropriate for, contact Lakeshore Chiropractic today. Lakeshore Chiropractic awaits your visit!

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