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Carrolltown Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation recommends curcumin for pain reduction and Carrolltown conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown vertebral fracture (compression fracture) happens when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will collapse on itself, resulting in the bone to shrink in size.  Researchers and doctors found a method to “fix” these vertebral fractures by adding a cement type compound into the collapsed bone to return it to its usual size again. This procedure is known as vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of results over many years show that high- to moderate-quality evidence discloses 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 does chiropractic care conservatively handle a vertebral compression fracture? Consult your Carrolltown 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 determined. In the interim, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to relieve the pain. Your Carrolltown chiropractor at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is here to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Carrolltown 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 effective 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 amazing benefits, curcumin may be a good supplement to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Carrolltown chiropractic visit at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation!

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

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