West Des Moines Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa suggests curcumin for pain reduction and West Des Moines conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

West Des Moines Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures occur in the vertebral bones of the spine. Often started by a fall or injury, a West Des Moines vertebral fracture (compression fracture) happens 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 method to “fix” these vertebral fractures by adding a cement type compound into the collapsed bone to get it to its usual size again. This procedure is called vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of results over numerous years show that high- to moderate-quality evidence discloses no important benefit of vertebroplasty for acute or subacute osteoporotic vertebral fractures and warns of its potential for harm. Adverse side-effects from vertebroplasty include osteomyelitis, cord compression, thecal sac injury and respiratory failure. (1) How might chiropractic care conservatively manage a vertebral compression fracture? Consult your West Des Moines 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 clarified. In the interim, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to relieve the pain. Your West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is here to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan.  

 
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Curcumin is a plant-derived natural compound from the rhizome of the turmeric (curcuma longa) plant. It is useful for treating and preventing a variety 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 outstanding benefits, curcumin may be a logical addition to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next West Des Moines chiropractic appointment at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa!

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Schedule your next West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be good for, contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa looks forward to seeing you!

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