Palmer Chiropractic Center Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no Lynchburg back pain patient desires. Palmer Chiropractic Center offers chiropractic services to decrease back pain by recognizing and addressing any associated inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you tell if there’s inflammation? Like anything else, researchers search for ways to measure it. To measure inflammation, researchers try to find inflammatory biomarkers, biological markers like tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), C-reactive protein (CRP), and interleukin-6, interleukin-1β, that exposed an increase. Researchers have discovered that chronic inflammation raised cytokine production and activated pro-inflammatory pathways that may bring about non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers detected 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 versus control patients. TNF was greater in back pain patients particularly in patients with depression. (2) Since researchers have already recorded that inflammation is linked to back pain, Palmer Chiropractic Center realizes that inflammation must be decreased in order to help reduce Lynchburg back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, understand what inflammation does. Researchers made use of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to create intervertebral disc degeneration in experiments. They want to see what might help decrease the produced back pain that comes with it and/or even avoid the degeneration initially so we humans do not have to experience low back pain at all! That’s a tall order though, Palmer Chiropractic Center understands. But consider this: researchers used LPS to establish the degeneration that led to low back pain. They discovered that procyanidin B3 (PRO-B3) found 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 – linked to disc degeneration. It also prevented the loss of the disc’s gelatin nucleus pulposus cells and structural damage of its anulus fibrosus (outer rings of disc). What’s all this indicate to researchers seeking a way to prevent degenerative disc degeneration (DDD)? PRO-B3 may be looked at 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 have IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another recent paper described that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be able to defer DDD using the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That is encouraging for the treatment of Lynchburg back pain and inflammation.

Vitamin D FOR INFLAMMATION

Research says that vitamin D deficiency is linked 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 Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg chiropractic appointment with Palmer Chiropractic Center to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so bothersome to your spinal nerves causing Lynchburg low back pain.
 
Palmer Chiropractic Center tackles the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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