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August 2019 Healthy News: The Role of Inflammation in Back Pain and The Anti-Inflammatory Potential of Devils Claw

The role of inflammation in San Jose back pain is real. Chiropractic care can help. 

INFLAMMATION’S ROLE IN BACK AND NECK PAIN

It’s all (well, a lot) about inflammation! In San Jose back pain patients - acute or chronic back pain sufferers - there is an imbalance of pro-inflammatory (TNFA, IL-1B, IL-6, IL-2 and IFN) and anti-inflammatory (IL-1 TA, STNFR2, IL-10) factors. The pro-inflammatory mediators win. They will be greater in back pain patients than the anti-inflammatory ones. And patients like you see this difference! They will mark their visual analog scale scores. (1)  Even more distinctively, the level of lumbar radicular (leg) pain disc herniation patients experience is newly associated with the level of inflammatory marker microRNA-17 found in their disc’s nucleus pulposus. MicroRNAs modulate neuroinflammatory processes like the one started when a disc herniates. (2) Inflammation is a piece of the disc herniation event. The inflammatory response of the body to spine pain is real. Your San Jose chiropractor knows this and helps reduce the inflammatory as well as mechanical issues affecting your San Jose back pain, neck pain, leg pain and arm pain experience.  

Listen to this discussion on care of the herniated disc with Cox® Technic on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as Dr. Jonathon Cerutti shares the success of pain reduction for his patient.  

 

San Jose CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Devil’s Claw for Inflammation

Devil’s Claw helps reduce inflammation! Traditional medicine has used it for many years for all types of ailments. The harpagoside compound of Devil’s Claw is known for its therapeutic activity, especially its role in reducing inflammation. (3) Osteoarthritis responds well to it. In new research, Devil’s Claw reportedly inhibited nitric oxide, inflammatory cytokines (IL-6, IL-1β, and TNF-α), and PGE2 and prevented arachidonic acid metabolism and eicosanoid biosynthesis, leading to COX-2 inhibition and decreased inflammation. (4) Your chiropractor is well aware that getting rid of inflammation is not a one-pronged approach. The addition of Devil’s Claw to the San Jose chiropractic treatment plan may improve the inflammation reduction you want to get you to the pain reduction you desire.

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San Jose back pain brings on inflammation. Herniating a disc brings on inflammation. San Jose chiropractic care at Chiropractic Solutions that includes anti-inflammatory Devil’s Claw supplementation may reduce the inflammation and the pain. Schedule your San Jose chiropractic appointment now!

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