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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no Colorado Springs back pain patient wants to suffer. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR delivers 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 other issues, researchers look 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 exposed an increase. Researchers have uncovered that chronic inflammation increased cytokine production and activated pro-inflammatory pathways that may cause non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers observed systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may affect transition from acute to persistent low back pain. Specifically, CRP was discovered to be elevated in acute low back pain patients and not in control patients. TNF was higher in back pain patients particularly in patients with depression. (2) Since researchers have already verified that inflammation is linked to back pain, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR realizes that inflammation must be reduced in order to help reduce Colorado Springs back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, understand what inflammation does. Researchers applied lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to simulate intervertebral disc degeneration in experiments. They want to see what might potentially decrease the generated back pain that comes with it and/or even avert the degeneration in the first place so we humans don’t have to experience low back pain at all! That’s a tall order though, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR understands. But follow this: researchers utilized LPS to establish the degeneration that preceded low back pain. They discovered that procyanidin B3 (PRO-B3) seen 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 – linked to 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 mean 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 bit of information for those 80% of us adults who are likely to get IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another current paper explained that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be able to postpone DDD using the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That is hopeful in the treatment of Colorado Springs 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 intake at your next Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so troublesome to your spinal nerves causing Colorado Springs low back pain.
 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR tackles the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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