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Spinal Care Clinic Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no Burlington and Hamilton back pain patient wants to suffer. Spinal Care Clinic delivers chiropractic services to reduce back pain by identifying and addressing any associated inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you tell if there is inflammation? Like other issues, researchers search for ways 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 revealed an increase. Researchers have uncovered that chronic inflammation increased cytokine production and stimulated pro-inflammatory pathways that may lead to non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers detected systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may influence transition from acute to persistent low back pain. Specifically, CRP was found elevated in acute low back pain patients versus control patients. TNF was greater in back pain patients particularly in patients with depression. (2) Since researchers have already documented that inflammation is tied to back pain, Spinal Care Clinic knows that inflammation must be reduced to help in reducing Burlington and Hamilton back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, understand what inflammation does. Researchers made use of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to create intervertebral disc degeneration in trials. They want to figure out what might potentially decrease the produced back pain that comes with it and/or even avoid the degeneration initially so we humans do not have to be subjected to low back pain at all! That’s a tough call though, Spinal Care Clinic knows. But follow this: researchers used LPS to establish the degeneration that preceded low back pain. They discovered that procyanidin B3 (PRO-B3) seen in our diets prevented 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 stopped the loss of the disc’s gelatinous nucleus pulposus cells and structural damage of its anulus fibrosus (outer rings of disc). What’s all this mean to researchers looking for 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 note for those 80% of us adults who are on track to get IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another current paper explained that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be able to delay DDD utilizing the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That is hopeful in the treatment of Burlington and Hamilton 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 linked to lumbar disc disease and more severe low back pain in postmenopausal women. (6) Let us talk about your vitamin D status at your next Burlington and Hamilton 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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment with Spinal Care Clinic to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so bothersome to your spinal nerves inciting Burlington and Hamilton low back pain.
 
Spinal Care Clinic tackles the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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