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Montreal Chiropractic Care May Better for Vertebral Fractures than Vertebroplasty

Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic recommends curcumin for pain reduction and Montreal conservative care for vertebral fractures instead of vertebroplasty.

NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL FRACTURE

Montreal 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 Montreal 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 way to “fix” these vertebral fractures by adding 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 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 potential for harm. Adverse side-effects from vertebroplasty include osteomyelitis, cord compression, thecal sac injury and respiratory failure. (1) How might chiropractic care conservatively manage a vertebral compression fracture? Consult Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. The appropriate 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 lessen the pain. Your Montreal chiropractor at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is ready to help!

Pain-relieving curcumin may be a good addition to the Montreal 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 a variety 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’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 remarkable benefits, curcumin may be a logical addition to your nutrition routine. Let us talk about it at your next Montreal chiropractic appointment at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic!

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Schedule your next Montreal chiropractic appointment today! Whether you have a new or old vertebral fracture or have a condition that curcumin would be appropriate for, contact Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic today. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic awaits your visit!

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