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Chiropractic Solutions Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no San Jose back pain patient desires. Chiropractic Solutions delivers chiropractic services to decrease back pain by identifying 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 try to find inflammatory biomarkers, biological markers like tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), C-reactive protein (CRP), and interleukin-6, interleukin-1β, that revealed an increase. Researchers have uncovered that chronic inflammation raised cytokine production and stimulated pro-inflammatory pathways that may cause non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers detected systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may affect transition from acute to persistent low back pain. Specifically, CRP was found elevated in acute low back pain patients versus control patients. TNF was higher in back pain patients especially in patients with depression. (2) Since researchers have already documented that inflammation is tied to back pain, Chiropractic Solutions realizes that inflammation must be decreased to help in reducing San Jose back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, know what inflammation does. Researchers used lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to create intervertebral disc degeneration in experiments. They want to figure out what might help reduce the generated back pain that accompanies 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 tough call though, Chiropractic Solutions understands. But follow this: researchers utilized LPS to create the degeneration that preceded low back pain. They found 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 – associated with disc degeneration. It also prevented the loss of the disc’s gelatin nucleus pulposus cells and structural damage of its anulus fibrosus (outer rings of disc). What does all this indicate to researchers looking for a way to stop 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 on track to have IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another recent paper described that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be a way to postpone DDD using the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That’s encouraging for the treatment of San Jose 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 connected 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 San Jose 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 San Jose chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Solutions to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so bothersome to your spinal nerves inciting San Jose low back pain.
 
Chiropractic Solutions addresses the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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