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Chicago Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Chiropractic Care recommends curcumin for pain reduction and Chicago conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Chicago Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures hurt. Often brought on by a fall or injury, a Chicago vertebral fracture (compression fracture) happens when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will collapse on itself, resulting in the bone to reduce in size.  Researchers and doctors found a way to “fix” these vertebral fractures by adding a cement type compound into the collapsed bone to return it to normal size again. This procedure is called vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of results over many years reveal that high- to moderate-quality evidence shows no important benefit of vertebroplasty for acute or subacute osteoporotic vertebral fractures and cautions of its potential for 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 Chicago chiropractor. The suitable time after injury to add gentle Cox® Technic to the treatment plan for a vertebral fracture (typically around 6 weeks with careful tolerance testing) will be decided. In the meantime, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to ease the pain. Your Chicago chiropractor at Chiropractic Care is ready to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Chicago 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 useful for treating and preventing a variety of diseases, especially 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 outstanding benefits, curcumin may be a logical addition to your nutrition routine. Let’s talk about it at your next Chicago chiropractic appointment at Chiropractic Care!

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