Minster Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

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

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Minster Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures hurt. Often brought on by a fall or injury, a Minster 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 method to “fix” these vertebral fractures by adding a cement type compound into the collapsed bone to get it to its usual size again. This procedure is called vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of the outcomes 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. Adverse side-effects from vertebroplasty include osteomyelitis, cord compression, thecal sac injury and respiratory failure. (1) How might chiropractic care conservatively handle a vertebral compression fracture? Consult your Minster chiropractor. The appropriate 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 lessen the pain. Your Minster chiropractor at Minster Chiropractic Center is here to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Minster 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 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 Minster chiropractic appointment at Minster Chiropractic Center!

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

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