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Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no St. Francisville back pain patient wants to suffer. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville offers chiropractic services to reduce back pain by recognizing and dealing with any related inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you deduce if there is inflammation? Like anything else, researchers look for a means to measure it. To measure inflammation, researchers look for inflammatory biomarkers, biological markers like tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), C-reactive protein (CRP), and interleukin-6, interleukin-1β, that showed an increase. Researchers have discovered that chronic inflammation raised cytokine production and stimulated pro-inflammatory pathways that may lead to non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers observed systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may affect transition from acute to persistent low back pain. Particularly, CRP was found elevated in acute low back pain patients and not in control patients. TNF was higher in back pain patients particularly in patients with depression. (2) Since researchers have already recorded that inflammation is tied to back pain, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville knows that inflammation must be decreased to help in reducing St. Francisville back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, understand what inflammation does. Researchers applied lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to simulate intervertebral disc degeneration in trials. They set out to figure out what might help decrease the generated back pain that accompanies it and/or even avoid the degeneration in the first place so we humans don’t have to be subjected to low back pain at all! That is a tall order though, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville knows. But consider this: researchers used LPS to create the degeneration that led to low back pain. They discovered that procyanidin B3 (PRO-B3) seen in our diets inhibited the production of inflammatory markers - tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-Α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and nitric oxide – associated with disc degeneration. It also prevented the loss of the disc’s gelatinous nucleus pulposus cells and structural damage of its anulus fibrosus (outer rings of disc). What does all this indicate to researchers seeking a way to stop degenerative disc degeneration (DDD)? PRO-B3 may be considered as a treatment agent for intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). This is a welcome bit of information for those 80% of us adults who are on track to have IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another recent paper explained that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be a way to defer DDD using the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That is hopeful in the treatment of St. Francisville back pain and inflammation.

Vitamin D FOR INFLAMMATION

Research states that vitamin D deficiency is associated with low back pain that is stronger in younger women and in those with more severe deficiency. (5) Vitamin D deficiency is connected to lumbar disc disease and more severe low back pain in postmenopausal women. (6) Let’s talk about your vitamin D status at your next St. Francisville chiropractic appointment.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Sarah Murrow on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. In this episode, Dr. Murrow and her patient present how the Cox® Technic System alleviated back pain due to disc bulges.

Schedule your next St. Francisville chiropractic appointment with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so troublesome to your spinal nerves inciting St. Francisville low back pain.
 
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville tackles the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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