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Malverne Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Malverne Health & Wellness recommends curcumin for pain reduction and Malverne conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Malverne 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 Malverne vertebral fracture (compression fracture) happens when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will collapse 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 return it to its usual size again. This procedure is known as vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of results over many 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 capability to harm. Undesirable 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 Malverne chiropractor. 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 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 Malverne chiropractor at Malverne Health & Wellness is here to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Malverne 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 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 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 great addition to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Malverne chiropractic visit at Malverne Health & Wellness!

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