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Ashburn Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn recommends curcumin for pain reduction and Ashburn conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Ashburn 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 Ashburn vertebral fracture (compression fracture) occurs when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will fall in on itself, causing the bone to reduce in size.  Researchers and doctors found a method to “fix” these vertebral fractures by inserting 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 results over numerous years reveal that high- to moderate-quality evidence reports 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 does chiropractic care conservatively manage a vertebral compression fracture? Consult Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. The suitable time after injury to include gentle Cox® Technic to the treatment plan for a vertebral fracture (generally 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 ease the pain. Your Ashburn chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is ready to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Ashburn 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 useful for treating and preventing a variety 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 is even shown to be superior to corticosteroids for reducing 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’s talk about it at your next Ashburn chiropractic visit at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn!

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

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