Williamson Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Apple Country Chiropractic recommends curcumin for pain reduction and Williamson conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Williamson Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures occur in the vertebral bones of the spine. Often started by a fall or injury, a Williamson vertebral fracture (compression fracture) occurs 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 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 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 cautions of its capability to harm. Adverse 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 Williamson chiropractor. The suitable time after injury to include gentle Cox® Technic to the treatment plan for a vertebral fracture (generally around 6 weeks with careful tolerance testing) will be decided. In the interim, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to relieve the pain. Your Williamson chiropractor at Apple Country Chiropractic is ready to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Williamson 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 remarkable benefits, curcumin may be a logical supplement to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Williamson chiropractic visit at Apple Country Chiropractic!

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Schedule your next Williamson chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be good for, contact Apple Country Chiropractic today. Apple Country Chiropractic awaits your visit!

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