NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE
Nashua Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care
Osteoporotic vertebral fractures hurt. Often brought on by a fall or injury, a Nashua vertebral fracture (compression fracture) occurs when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will fall in on itself, resulting in the bone to reduce in size. Researchers and doctors found a way to “fix” these vertebral fractures by adding 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 reveal 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. 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 Moriarty Chiropractic. The suitable time after injury to add gentle Cox® Technic to the treatment plan for a vertebral fracture (typically 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 Nashua chiropractor at Moriarty Chiropractic is here to help!
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 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 dropping 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 great supplement to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Nashua chiropractic appointment at Moriarty Chiropractic!
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Schedule your next Nashua chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be good for, contact Moriarty Chiropractic today. Moriarty Chiropractic awaits your visit!