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McHenry Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Spengel Chiropractic recommends curcumin for pain reduction and McHenry conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

McHenry Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures occur in the vertebral bones of the spine. Often precipitated by a fall or injury, a McHenry vertebral fracture (compression fracture) occurs when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will dissolve on itself, resulting in the bone to shrink in size.  Researchers and doctors found 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 shows 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 might chiropractic care conservatively handle a vertebral compression fracture? Consult your McHenry chiropractor. The suitable time after injury to add gentle Cox® Technic to the treatment plan for a vertebral fracture (generally around 6 weeks with careful tolerance testing) will be determined. In the interim, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to ease the pain. Your McHenry chiropractor at Spengel Chiropractic is ready to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the McHenry 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 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’s even shown to be superior to corticosteroids for dropping 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’s talk about it at your next McHenry chiropractic appointment at Spengel Chiropractic!

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

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