INFLAMMATION’S ROLE IN BACK AND NECK PAIN
It’s all (well, a lot) about inflammation! Brooks
back pain sufferers who have acute or chronic pain have an inequality
of pro-inflammatory (TNFA, IL-1B, IL-6, IL-2 and IFN) and anti-inflammatory (IL-1
TA, STNFR2, IL-10) components. The pro-inflammatory mediators win.
They will be greater in back pain patients than the
anti-inflammatory ones. And patients like you see this discrepancy!
They will mark their visual analog scale scores. (1) Even more specifically,
the level of lumbar radicular (leg) pain disc herniation patients experience is
newly linked to the level of inflammatory
marker microRNA-17 seen 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 Brooks chiropractor
knows this and helps reduce the inflammatory
as well as mechanical factors influencing your Brooks
back pain, neck pain, leg pain and arm pain experience.
Listen to this discussion about 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.
Brooks 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 noted for its healing
activity, particularly its role in reducing
inflammation. (3) Osteoarthritis responds well to it. In new research, Devil’s Claw
reportedly hampered nitric oxide, inflammatory
cytokines (IL-6, IL-1β, and TNF-α), and PGE2 and averted arachidonic
acid metabolism and eicosanoid biosynthesis, leading to COX-2 inhibition and decreased
inflammation. (4) Your chiropractor is well aware that decreasing inflammation is not a one-pronged approach. The Devil’s Claw’s addition to
the Brooks chiropractic treatment plan may increase
the inflammation reduction you want to get you to the
pain reduction you desire.
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
Brooks back pain brings on inflammation. Herniating a disc
brings on inflammation. Brooks chiropractic care at Soft Health and Healing Clinic
that incorporates anti-inflammatory Devil’s Claw supplementation
may reduce the inflammation and the pain. Schedule your
Brooks chiropractic appointment today!