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Colorado Springs Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR suggests curcumin for pain reduction and Colorado Springs conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Colorado Springs Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures hurt. Often started by a fall or injury, a Colorado Springs vertebral fracture (compression fracture) occurs when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will collapse on itself, causing the bone to reduce in size.  Researchers and doctors found a way to “fix” these vertebral fractures by inserting a cement type compound into the collapsed bone to get it to its usual 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 discloses 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 manage a vertebral compression fracture? Consult The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. The suitable time after injury to add gentle Cox® Technic to the treatment plan for a vertebral fracture (typically 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 relieve the pain. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is here to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Colorado 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 is valuable 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 remarkable benefits, curcumin may be a great supplement to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR!

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

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