NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE
Augusta Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care
Osteoporotic vertebral fractures hurt. Often precipitated by a fall or injury, a Augusta 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 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 called vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of results over numerous years show that high- to moderate-quality evidence discloses no important benefit of vertebroplasty for acute or subacute osteoporotic vertebral fractures and warns 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 your Augusta chiropractor. 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 clarified. In the interim, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to ease the pain. Your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is here to help!
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 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 remarkable benefits, curcumin may be a great supplement to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Augusta chiropractic appointment at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic!
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Schedule your next Augusta chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be appropriate for, contact Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic looks forward to seeing you!