Pain and inflammation are known companions.
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 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
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.