NO VERTEBROPLASTY FOR
Option for Conservative Care
osteoporotic vertebral fractures occur in the vertebral bones of the spine. Often
started by a fall or injury, a Auburn
vertebral fracture (compression fracture) occurs when a vertebra – a bone of the spine - will
fall in on itself, causing the bone to
shrink in size. Researchers
and doctors discovered a way to “fix” these vertebral fractures
by inserting 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 results over many years show 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 handle a
vertebral compression fracture? Consult Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. 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
Auburn chiropractor at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is ready to help!
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diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic
inflammation and infection. (2) What an amazing polyphenol! It is
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chiropractic appointment at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.!
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