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St. Francisville Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville recommends curcumin for pain reduction and St. Francisville conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

St. Francisville Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures hurt. Often started by a fall or injury, a St. Francisville vertebral fracture (compression fracture) occurs when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will fall in on itself, resulting in the bone to shrink in size.  Researchers and doctors found a method to “fix” these vertebral fractures by inserting a cement type compound into the collapsed bone to get it to its usual size again. This procedure is called vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of results over many years show that high- to moderate-quality evidence shows no important benefit of vertebroplasty for acute or subacute osteoporotic vertebral fractures and warns of its capability to harm. Adverse side-effects from vertebroplasty include osteomyelitis, cord compression, thecal sac injury and respiratory failure. (1) How does chiropractic care conservatively manage a vertebral compression fracture? Consult Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. The suitable time after injury to add gentle Cox® Technic to the treatment plan for a vertebral fracture (generally 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 ease the pain. Your St. Francisville chiropractor at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is ready to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the St. Francisville 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 is valuable for treating and preventing any number 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 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 good supplement to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next St. Francisville chiropractic appointment at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville!

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Schedule your next St. Francisville chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be good for, contact Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville today. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville looks forward to seeing you!

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