Sandy Springs Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Cross Chiropractic Center suggests curcumin for pain reduction and Sandy Springs conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Sandy Springs Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures occur in the vertebral bones of the spine. Often precipitated by a fall or injury, a Sandy Springs vertebral fracture (compression fracture) happens when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will fall in on itself, causing the bone to reduce in size.  Researchers and doctors discovered a way 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 known as vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of results over numerous years reveal that high- to moderate-quality evidence reports 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 does chiropractic care conservatively handle a vertebral compression fracture? Consult Cross Chiropractic Center. 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 determined. In the interim, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to ease the pain. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor at Cross Chiropractic Center is here to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Sandy Springs 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 useful 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 good addition to your nutrition routine. Let’s talk about it at your next Sandy Springs chiropractic visit at Cross Chiropractic Center!

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Schedule your next Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be appropriate for, contact Cross Chiropractic Center today. Cross Chiropractic Center awaits your visit!

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