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Watertown Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Watertown Wellness Center suggests curcumin for pain reduction and Watertown conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Watertown Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures hurt. Often brought on by a fall or injury, a Watertown 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 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 called 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 does chiropractic care conservatively handle a vertebral compression fracture? Consult Watertown Wellness Center. 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 decided. In the interim, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to ease the pain. Your Watertown chiropractor at Watertown Wellness Center is ready to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Watertown 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, especially 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 outstanding benefits, curcumin may be a logical addition to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Watertown chiropractic appointment at Watertown Wellness Center!

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Schedule your next Watertown chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be good for, contact Watertown Wellness Center today. Watertown Wellness Center awaits your visit!

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