Plymouth Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology suggests curcumin for pain reduction and Plymouth conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Plymouth Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures hurt. Often precipitated by a fall or injury, a Plymouth vertebral fracture (compression fracture) occurs when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will dissolve on itself, causing the bone to reduce 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 called vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of results over many years reveal that high- to moderate-quality evidence discloses 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 might chiropractic care conservatively handle a vertebral compression fracture? Consult your Plymouth chiropractor. The appropriate 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 meantime, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to lessen the pain. Your Plymouth chiropractor at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is ready to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Plymouth 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 reducing inflammation and to be beneficial alone and/or in combination with antibiotics for being antibacterial. (3,4) With so many amazing benefits, curcumin may be a great addition to your nutrition routine. Let’s talk about it at your next Plymouth chiropractic appointment at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology!

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Schedule your next Plymouth chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be appropriate for, contact Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology today. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology looks forward to seeing you!

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