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 seen 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 event. 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 includes anti-inflammatory Devil’s Claw supplementation
may decrease the inflammation and the pain. Schedule your
Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment today!