Apple Country Chiropractic Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no Williamson back pain patient wants to suffer. Apple Country Chiropractic offers chiropractic services to decrease back pain by recognizing and dealing with any related inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you differentiate if there is inflammation? Like anything else, researchers search for a means to measure it. To measure inflammation, researchers look for inflammatory biomarkers, biological markers like tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), C-reactive protein (CRP), and interleukin-6, interleukin-1β, that showed an increase. Researchers have discovered that chronic inflammation raised cytokine production and stimulated pro-inflammatory pathways that may lead to non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers observed systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may influence transition from acute to persistent low back pain. Specifically, CRP was discovered to be elevated in acute low back pain patients versus control patients. TNF was higher in back pain patients particularly in patients with depression. (2) Since researchers have already verified that inflammation is tied to back pain, Apple Country Chiropractic knows that inflammation must be decreased to help in reducing Williamson back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, know what inflammation does. Researchers applied lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to create intervertebral disc degeneration in experiments. They want to figure out what might potentially decrease the produced back pain that accompanies it and/or even avoid the degeneration initially so we humans do not have to experience low back pain at all! That’s a tough call though, Apple Country Chiropractic understands. But follow this: researchers utilized LPS to create the degeneration that led to low back pain. They found that procyanidin B3 (PRO-B3) found in our diets blocked the production of inflammatory markers - tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-Α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and nitric oxide – associated with disc degeneration. It also prevented the loss of the disc’s gelatinous 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 current paper described that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be able to delay DDD utilizing the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That is hopeful in the treatment of Williamson back pain and inflammation.

Vitamin D FOR INFLAMMATION

Research states 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’s talk about your vitamin D intake at your next Williamson chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

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 Williamson chiropractic appointment with Apple Country Chiropractic to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so troublesome to your spinal nerves causing Williamson low back pain.
 
Apple Country Chiropractic tackles the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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