West Palm Beach Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Moses Chiropractic suggests curcumin for pain reduction and West Palm Beach conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

West Palm Beach Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures hurt. Often brought on by a fall or injury, a West Palm Beach vertebral fracture (compression fracture) happens when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will fall in on itself, causing the bone to shrink in size.  Researchers and doctors discovered a method to “fix” these vertebral fractures by inserting a cement type compound into the collapsed bone to get it to normal 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 shows 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 does chiropractic care conservatively manage a vertebral compression fracture? Consult Moses Chiropractic. The appropriate 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 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 West Palm Beach chiropractor at Moses Chiropractic is ready to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the West Palm Beach 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 useful 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 is 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 good supplement to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment at Moses Chiropractic!

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Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be good for, contact Moses Chiropractic today. Moses Chiropractic looks forward to seeing you!

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