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Brooks Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Soft Health and Healing Clinic recommends curcumin for pain reduction and Brooks conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Brooks Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures occur in the vertebral bones of the spine. Often brought on by a fall or injury, a Brooks vertebral fracture (compression fracture) occurs when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will fall in on itself, causing the bone to reduce in size.  Researchers and doctors discovered a way to “fix” these vertebral fractures by inserting 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 the outcomes over many years show that high- to moderate-quality evidence shows no important benefit of vertebroplasty for acute or subacute osteoporotic vertebral fractures and cautions 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 Soft Health and Healing Clinic. 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 interim, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to lessen the pain. Your Brooks chiropractor at Soft Health and Healing Clinic is ready to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Brooks 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 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 outstanding benefits, curcumin may be a good addition to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Brooks chiropractic appointment at Soft Health and Healing Clinic!

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Schedule your next Brooks chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be good for, contact Soft Health and Healing Clinic today. Soft Health and Healing Clinic awaits your visit!

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