Pain and inflammation are known partners.
Spinal manipulation has been used to decrease spine
pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and leg pain. New studies show
that the effect of spinal manipulation may go beyond the spine
to possibly control inflammation and its impact
on spine pain. Wilson Family Chiropractic views improvement in our spine pain
patients in several ways: pain reduction,
function improvement, etc. The functions of inflammation in back
pain and of spinal manipulation in reducing that pain is central
to the Millville chiropractic treatment plan.
Biomarkers are quantifiable indicators of
body function via tests like blood pressure, urine testing, blood testing,
imaging, etc. Biomarkers can indicate normal and abnormal
processes taking place in the body. In the realm of
back pain, researchers have been scrutinizing 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 newer biomarker test is brain
imaging. What makes brain imaging interesting? Researchers realize
that chronic back pain certainly alters the spine
and believe that it changes the brain structure. Imaging of the brain is a non-invasive biomarker capable of producing brain resting-state functional connectivity to analyze
such variations. (1) Researchers continue thinking up new tests! Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 wanted to
know 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 an imbalance between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediator levels noting an overproduction of proinflammatory components in both types of
patients. (2) Another study revealed 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 higher. (3) These kinds
of tests may help your Millville chiropractor monitor
your back pain in a novel way.
BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL
The chiropractic treatment plan at Wilson Family Chiropractic now
is based on gentle spinal manipulation to relieve
pain. A blood test study for biomarkers taken at the start of and
2 weeks after such spinal manipulative treatment found
significant (though limited and diverse) alterations in the
production of several biomarkers in acute and chronic back pain patients. Pain
and disability scores dropped too. (4) These are encouraging
findings for the implementation of spinal manipulation for back pain.
Wilson Family Chiropractic is excited to learn more about
biomarker-level changes with Millville 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 describes how
use of chiropractic spinal manipulation and Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction may
well go beyond pain relief.
Make your Millville
chiropractic appointment soon. Daily, pain and
inflammation come to our clinic together. Our treatment
helps ease their impact on the lives of
our Millville chiropractic patients.