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Tarrytown Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

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

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Tarrytown Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures occur in the vertebral bones of the spine. Often initiated by a fall or injury, a Tarrytown vertebral fracture (compression fracture) occurs when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will dissolve on itself, causing 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 normal size again. This procedure is known as vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of results over many years reveal that high- to moderate-quality evidence reports no important benefit of vertebroplasty for acute or subacute osteoporotic vertebral fractures and warns of its capability to harm. Undesirable side-effects from vertebroplasty include osteomyelitis, cord compression, thecal sac injury and respiratory failure. (1) How does chiropractic care conservatively manage a vertebral compression fracture? Consult Tarrytown Chiropractic. The suitable 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 meantime, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to lessen the pain. Your Tarrytown chiropractor at Tarrytown Chiropractic is here to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Tarrytown 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 useful 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 reducing inflammation and to be beneficial alone and/or in combination with antibiotics for being antibacterial. (3,4) With so many outstanding benefits, curcumin may be a logical supplement to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Tarrytown chiropractic visit at Tarrytown Chiropractic!

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

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