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Richmond Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Johnson Chiropractic suggests curcumin for pain reduction and Richmond conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Richmond 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 Richmond vertebral fracture (compression fracture) happens 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 adding a cement type compound into the collapsed bone to return it to its usual size again. This procedure is called vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of the outcomes 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 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 Johnson Chiropractic. 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 meantime, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to lessen the pain. Your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic is here to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Richmond 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 effective for treating and preventing a variety 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 good supplement to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Richmond chiropractic appointment at Johnson Chiropractic!

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Schedule your next Richmond chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be appropriate for, contact Johnson Chiropractic today. Johnson Chiropractic looks forward to seeing you!

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