Severna Park Pain and Inflammation Helped by Spinal Manipulation

Pain and inflammation are known companions. 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 go beyond the spine to possibly mediate inflammation and its impact on spine pain. Back And Neck Care Center sees 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 decreasing that pain is key to the Severna Park chiropractic treatment plan.

BIOMARKERS

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 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 newer biomarker test is brain imaging. Why brain? Researchers recognize that chronic back pain surely changes the spine and believe that it alters the brain structure. Brain imaging is a non-invasive biomarker able to produce brain resting-state functional connectivity to study such alterations. (1) Researchers keep thinking up new tests! Back And Neck Care Center is observing these biomarker findings carefully.

BIOMARKER TESTING FOR BACK PAIN

As low back pain continues to dominate healthcare as one of the greatest contributors to disability around the globe, 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 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 Severna Park chiropractor observe your back pain in a new way.

BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL MANIPULATION

The chiropractic treatment plan at Back And Neck Care Center now is based on gentle spinal manipulation to relieve pain. A blood test study for biomarkers taken at the beginning 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 fell too. (4) These are beneficial findings for the use of spinal manipulation for back pain. Back And Neck Care Center is excited to see more information about biomarker-level changes with Severna Park 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.

Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic appointment today. Daily, pain and inflammation come to our clinic together. Our treatment helps decrease their impact on the lives of our Severna Park chiropractic patients.

 
Back And Neck Care Center shares encouraging news about the influence of spinal manipulation may be shown via blood test biomarkers. 
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