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 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 continue 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
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 ease their impact on the lives of
our Severna Park chiropractic patients.