RESEARCH PEARL OF THE MONTH: Vertebroplasty Discouraged

A Cochrane database study is always held in esteem in the medical world as it reviews studies on a topic from around the world. This report about using vertebroplasty for treating acute or subacute osteoporotic vertebral fractures in routine practice discourages their use. The researchers write that they found no demonstrable clinically important benefits compared with placebo (sham procedure) and that the results did not differ according to duration of pain less than 6 weeks versus more than 6 weeks. 
It's important to keep up with the medical literature and how to care for spine pain! 
Buchbinder R, Johnston RV, Rischin KJ, Homik J, Jones CA, Golmohammadi K, Kallmes DF. Percutaneous vertebroplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD006349. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006349.pub3.
Then consider using Cox Technic gentle flexion distraction care to help relieve pain. 

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