Baton Rouge Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation recommends curcumin for pain reduction and Baton Rouge conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Baton Rouge Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures hurt. Often initiated by a fall or injury, a Baton Rouge vertebral fracture (compression fracture) happens when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will collapse on itself, causing the bone to shrink in size.  Researchers and doctors discovered a method to “fix” these vertebral fractures by adding a cement type compound into the collapsed bone to return 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 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 handle a vertebral compression fracture? Consult your Baton Rouge chiropractor. The suitable time after injury to add gentle Cox® Technic to the treatment plan for a vertebral fracture (typically around 6 weeks with careful tolerance testing) will be determined. In the meantime, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to ease the pain. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is ready to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Baton Rouge 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 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 great supplement to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation!

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Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be appropriate for, contact Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation today. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation awaits your visit!

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