Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no Augusta back pain patient desires. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic delivers chiropractic services to reduce back pain by identifying and addressing any related inflammation.
INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED
How can you tell if there’s inflammation? Like anything else, researchers look for ways 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 exposed an increase. Researchers have discovered that chronic inflammation increased cytokine production and triggered pro-inflammatory pathways that may cause non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers observed systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may influence transition from acute to persistent low back pain. Particularly, CRP was discovered to be elevated in acute low back pain patients versus control patients. TNF was greater in back pain patients especially in patients with depression. (2) Since researchers have already recorded that inflammation is tied to back pain, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows that inflammation must be reduced in order to help reduce Augusta back pain.
HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION
Well, first, understand what inflammation does. Researchers made use of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to create intervertebral disc degeneration in experiments. They set out to figure out what might help decrease the generated back pain that accompanies it and/or even avert the degeneration initially so we humans do not have to experience low back pain at all! That is a tough call though, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows. But follow this: researchers utilized LPS to establish the degeneration that preceded low back pain. They found that procyanidin B3 (PRO-B3) found 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 gelatin 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 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 get IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another current paper explained that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be a way to postpone DDD utilizing the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That’s hopeful in the treatment of Augusta back pain and inflammation.
Vitamin D FOR INFLAMMATION
Research states that vitamin D deficiency is associated 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 Augusta chiropractic appointment.
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