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Burlington and Hamilton Pain and Inflammation Helped by Spinal Manipulation

Pain and inflammation are known partners. Spinal manipulation has been utilized to reduce spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and leg pain. New studies show that the effect of spinal manipulation may extend beyond the spine to possibly mediate inflammation and its impact on spine pain. Spinal Care Clinic sees improvement in our spine pain patients in several ways: pain reduction, function improvement, etc. The roles of inflammation in back pain and of spinal manipulation in reducing that pain is central to the Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic treatment plan.

BIOMARKERS

Biomarkers are measurable indicators of body function via tests like blood pressure, urine testing, blood testing, imaging, etc. Biomarkers can signify normal and abnormal processes occurring in the body. In the realm of back pain, researchers have been looking to blood testable biomarkers like tumor necrosis factor (TNFα), interleukin-1 β (IL-1β), IL-6, IL-2, interferon (IFN), IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA), TNF soluble receptor type 2 (sTNFR2) and IL-10 to tell the story.  A recent biomarker test is brain imaging. Why brain? Researchers realize that chronic back pain certainly alters the spine and suggest that it changes the brain structure. Imaging of the brain is a non-invasive biomarker able to produce brain resting-state functional connectivity to analyze such variations. (1) Researchers keep coming up with new tests! Spinal Care Clinic is following these biomarker findings watchfully.

BIOMARKER TESTING FOR BACK PAIN

As low back pain continues to dominate healthcare as one of the most significant contributors to disability globally, researchers are researching biomarkers and their role in low back pain. Researchers wondered if there was a difference in the inflammatory profiles of nonspecific acute and chronic low back pain sufferers. They found a distinct difference in that there was a difference between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediator levels noting an overproduction of proinflammatory components in both types of patients. (2) Another study found that C-reactive protein in patients with acute non-specific low back pain and TNF-α in chronic non-specific low back pain patients were elevated. (3) These kinds of tests may help your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor monitor your back pain in a new way.

BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL MANIPULATION

The chiropractic treatment plan at Spinal Care Clinic currently is based on gentle spinal manipulation to reduce pain. A blood test study for biomarkers taken at the start of and 2 weeks after such spinal manipulative treatment documented significant (though limited and diverse) alterations in the production of several biomarkers in acute and chronic back pain patients. Pain and disability scores dropped as well. (4) These are encouraging findings for the use of spinal manipulation for back pain. Spinal Care Clinic is excited to learn more about biomarker-level changes with Burlington and Hamilton spinal manipulation!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses how use of chiropractic spinal manipulation and Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction may well surpass pain relief.

Make your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment soon. Daily, pain and inflammation come to our clinic together. Our treatment helps ease their impact on the lives of our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients.

 
Spinal Care Clinic shares encouraging news about the influence of spinal manipulation may be shown via blood test biomarkers. 
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