Groton Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Hutter Chiropractic Office suggests curcumin for pain reduction and Groton conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Groton Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures occur in the vertebral bones of the spine. Often initiated by a fall or injury, a Groton 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 discovered 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 results over numerous years reveal 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 might chiropractic care conservatively manage a vertebral compression fracture? Consult Hutter Chiropractic Office. 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 meantime, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to ease the pain. Your Groton chiropractor at Hutter Chiropractic Office is here to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Groton 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 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 outstanding benefits, curcumin may be a great supplement to your nutrition routine. Let’s talk about it at your next Groton chiropractic visit at Hutter Chiropractic Office!

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Schedule your next Groton chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be appropriate for, contact Hutter Chiropractic Office today. Hutter Chiropractic Office looks forward to seeing you!

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