Ottawa Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider recommends curcumin for pain reduction and Ottawa conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 found a way 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 called vertebroplasty. It made sense. However, a recent Cochrane Review study of the outcomes over many years reveal 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. 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 your Ottawa chiropractor. 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 determined. In the interim, there are conservative options like bracing, good posture (with even a little extension), pain medications, etc., to relieve the pain. Your Ottawa chiropractor at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is ready to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Ottawa 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 is 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 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 great addition to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Ottawa chiropractic visit at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider!

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Schedule your next Ottawa chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be good for, contact The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider today. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider awaits your visit!

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