Buffalo, NY Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

The Novelli Wellness Center suggests curcumin for pain reduction and Buffalo, NY conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Buffalo, NY 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 Buffalo, NY vertebral fracture (compression fracture) occurs when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will collapse on itself, resulting in the bone to shrink in size.  Researchers and doctors found a way to “fix” these vertebral fractures by adding a cement type compound into the collapsed bone to return it to its usual size again. This procedure is known as vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of results over many 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. 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 your Buffalo, NY chiropractor. 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 determined. In the meantime, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to lessen the pain. Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor at The Novelli Wellness Center is here to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Buffalo, NY 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 effective 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 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 amazing benefits, curcumin may be a good addition to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit at The Novelli Wellness Center!

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Schedule your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be appropriate for, contact The Novelli Wellness Center today. The Novelli Wellness Center awaits your visit!

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