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Largo Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Hollstrom & Associates Inc suggests curcumin for pain reduction and Largo conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Largo Chiropractic Option for Conservative Care

Painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures occur in the vertebral bones of the spine. Often initiated by a fall or injury, a Largo vertebral fracture (compression fracture) happens when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will fall in on itself, causing the bone to shrink in size.  Researchers and doctors found a way to “fix” these vertebral fractures by inserting 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 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 cautions of its capability to harm. Adverse 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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc. The appropriate 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 decided. In the meantime, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to lessen the pain. Your Largo chiropractor at Hollstrom & Associates Inc is here to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Largo 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’s valuable 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 supplement to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Largo chiropractic visit at Hollstrom & Associates Inc!

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Schedule your next Largo chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be appropriate for, contact Hollstrom & Associates Inc today. Hollstrom & Associates Inc looks forward to seeing you!

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