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Manahawkin Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center recommends curcumin for pain reduction and Manahawkin conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Manahawkin Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures hurt. Often precipitated by a fall or injury, a Manahawkin vertebral fracture (compression fracture) happens when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will collapse on itself, resulting in 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 normal size again. This procedure is known as vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of the outcomes over numerous years reveal that high- to moderate-quality evidence shows no important benefit of vertebroplasty for acute or subacute osteoporotic vertebral fractures and warns of its capability to harm. Adverse 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 Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. The appropriate 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 decided. In the interim, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to relieve the pain. Your Manahawkin chiropractor at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is here to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Manahawkin 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, particularly 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 remarkable benefits, curcumin may be a good addition to your nutrition routine. Let’s talk about it at your next Manahawkin chiropractic appointment at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center!

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

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