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Toronto Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre suggests curcumin for pain reduction and Toronto conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Toronto 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 Toronto vertebral fracture (compression fracture) happens when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will dissolve 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 get it to its usual size again. This procedure is called vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of the outcomes over many years show that high- to moderate-quality evidence shows no important benefit of vertebroplasty for acute or subacute osteoporotic vertebral fractures and cautions 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 Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. 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 Toronto chiropractor at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is ready to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Toronto 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’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 good supplement to your nutrition routine. Let’s talk about it at your next Toronto chiropractic visit at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre!

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Schedule your next Toronto chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be good for, contact Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre today. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre looks forward to seeing you!

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