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August 2019 Healthy News: The Role of Inflammation in Back Pain and The Anti-Inflammatory Potential of Devils Claw

The role of inflammation in Burlington and Hamilton back pain is real. Chiropractic care can help. 

INFLAMMATION’S ROLE IN BACK AND NECK PAIN

It is all (well, a lot) about inflammation! Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers who have acute or chronic pain have an imbalance of pro-inflammatory (TNFA, IL-1B, IL-6, IL-2 and IFN) and anti-inflammatory (IL-1 TA, STNFR2, IL-10) components. The pro-inflammatory mediators win. They will be greater in back pain patients than the anti-inflammatory ones. And patients like you see this difference! They will have higher visual analog scale scores for pain. (1)  Even more specifically, the level of lumbar radicular (leg) pain disc herniation patients experience is recently linked to the level of inflammatory marker microRNA-17 found in their disc’s nucleus pulposus. MicroRNAs modulate neuroinflammatory processes like the one begun when a disc herniates. (2) Inflammation is a part of the disc herniation occurrence. The inflammatory response of the body to spine pain is real. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor knows this and helps reduce the inflammatory as well as mechanical factors influencing your Burlington and Hamilton back pain, neck pain, leg pain and arm pain experience.  

Listen to this discussion about care of the disc herniation with Cox® Technic on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as Dr. Jonathon Cerutti shares the success of pain reduction for his patient.  

 

Burlington and Hamilton CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Devil’s Claw for Inflammation

Devil’s Claw helps reduce inflammation! Traditional medicine has used it for many years for a variety of ailments. The harpagoside compound of Devil’s Claw is noted for its healing activity, especially its role in reducing inflammation. (3) Osteoarthritis reacts well to it. In new research, Devil’s Claw reportedly hampered nitric oxide, inflammatory cytokines (IL-6, IL-1β, and TNF-α), and PGE2 and prevented arachidonic acid metabolism and eicosanoid biosynthesis, leading to COX-2 inhibition and decreased inflammation. (4) Your chiropractor knows that reducing inflammation is not a one-pronged approach. The addition of Devil’s Claw to the Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic treatment plan may increase the inflammation reduction you want to help you attain the pain reduction you desire.

CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic

Burlington and Hamilton back pain brings on inflammation. Herniating a disc brings on inflammation. Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care at Spinal Care Clinic that incorporates anti-inflammatory Devil’s Claw supplementation may decrease the inflammation and the pain. Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment today!

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