New York City Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Innate Wisdom recommends curcumin for pain reduction and New York City conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

New York City Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures hurt. Often initiated by a fall or injury, a New York City vertebral fracture (compression fracture) happens when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will dissolve on itself, resulting in the bone to reduce 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 normal size again. This procedure is called vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of the outcomes over numerous years show that high- to moderate-quality evidence reports no important benefit of vertebroplasty for acute or subacute osteoporotic vertebral fractures and cautions of its potential for harm. Adverse 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 New York City chiropractor. 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 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 New York City chiropractor at Innate Wisdom is ready to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the New York City chiropractic treatment plan.  

 
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Curcumin is a plant-derived natural compound from the rhizome of the turmeric (curcuma longa) plant. It’s effective for treating and preventing any number 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 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 amazing benefits, curcumin may be a logical supplement to your nutrition routine. Let’s talk about it at your next New York City chiropractic visit at Innate Wisdom!

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