Eugene Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic suggests curcumin for pain reduction and Eugene conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Eugene Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures hurt. Often precipitated by a fall or injury, a Eugene vertebral fracture (compression fracture) happens when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will fall in on itself, resulting in 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 return it to normal size again. This procedure is known as vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of the outcomes 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 potential for harm. Undesirable side-effects from vertebroplasty include osteomyelitis, cord compression, thecal sac injury and respiratory failure. (1) How does chiropractic care conservatively handle a vertebral compression fracture? Consult your Eugene chiropractor. The appropriate 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 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 Eugene chiropractor at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is ready to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Eugene 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 useful 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 is 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 amazing benefits, curcumin may be a logical addition to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Eugene chiropractic visit at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic!

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Schedule your next Eugene chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be appropriate for, contact Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic today. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic awaits your visit!

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