Vancouver Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Vancouver Spine Care Centre suggests curcumin for pain reduction and Vancouver conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Vancouver Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures occur in the vertebral bones of the spine. Often brought on by a fall or injury, a Vancouver vertebral fracture (compression fracture) occurs when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will collapse 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 get 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 show that high- to moderate-quality evidence shows 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 might chiropractic care conservatively handle a vertebral compression fracture? Consult Vancouver Spine Care Centre. The appropriate time after injury to include 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 Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Spine Care Centre is here to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Vancouver 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 effective for treating and preventing any number 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’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 amazing benefits, curcumin may be a logical addition to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Vancouver chiropractic visit at Vancouver Spine Care Centre!

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Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be good for, contact Vancouver Spine Care Centre today. Vancouver Spine Care Centre looks forward to seeing you!

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