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Colorado Springs Pain and Inflammation Helped by Spinal Manipulation

Pain and inflammation are known partners. Spinal manipulation has been utilized to decrease spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and leg pain. New studies describe how the effect of spinal manipulation may extend beyond the spine to potentially mediate inflammation and its influence on spine pain. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR sees improvement in our spine pain patients on several fronts: pain reduction, function improvement, etc. The roles of inflammation in back pain and of spinal manipulation in reducing that pain is core to the Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment plan.

BIOMARKERS

Biomarkers are measurable indicators of body function via tests like blood pressure, urine testing, blood testing, imaging, etc. Biomarkers can signify normal and abnormal processes taking place in the body. In the area 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 related the story.  A recent biomarker test is brain imaging. What makes brain imaging interesting? Researchers recognize that chronic back pain certainly alters the spine and believe that it alters the brain structure. Brain imaging is a non-invasive biomarker capable of producing brain resting-state functional connectivity to study such alterations. (1) Researchers continue thinking up new tests! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is following these biomarker findings carefully.

BIOMARKER TESTING FOR BACK PAIN

As low back pain keeps dominating healthcare as one of the greatest contributors to disability around the globe, researchers are researching biomarkers and their role in low back pain. Researchers wanted to know if there was a variance in the inflammatory profiles of nonspecific acute and chronic low back pain sufferers. They discovered a distinct difference in that there was a difference between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediator levels leaning toward an overproduction of proinflammatory components in both types of patients. (2) Another study found 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 elevated. (3) These types of tests may help your Colorado Springs chiropractor observe your back pain in a new way.

BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL MANIPULATION

The chiropractic treatment plan at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR now heavily relies 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 fell too. (4) These are encouraging findings for the use of spinal manipulation for back pain. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is excited to learn more about biomarker-level changes with Colorado Springs 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 discusses how use of chiropractic spinal manipulation and Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction may well surpass pain relief.

Set up your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment now. Every day, pain and inflammation come to our clinic together. Our treatment helps ease their impact on the lives of our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients.

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR shares encouraging news about the influence of spinal manipulation may be shown via blood test biomarkers. 
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