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Soft Health and Healing Clinic Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no Brooks back pain patient wants to suffer. Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers chiropractic services to reduce back pain by recognizing and addressing any associated inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you tell if there’s inflammation? Like other issues, researchers search for a means to measure it. To measure inflammation, researchers look for 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 uncovered that chronic inflammation raised cytokine production and stimulated pro-inflammatory pathways that may lead to non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers observed systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may influence 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, Soft Health and Healing Clinic realizes that inflammation must be decreased in order to help reduce Brooks back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, understand what inflammation does. Researchers made use of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to create intervertebral disc degeneration in trials. They set out to see what may help decrease the generated back pain that comes with it and/or even avoid the degeneration in the first place so we humans do not have to suffer low back pain at all! That is a tall order though, Soft Health and Healing Clinic understands. But consider this: researchers used LPS to establish 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 – linked to disc degeneration. It also stopped 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 seeking a way to stop degenerative disc degeneration (DDD)? PRO-B3 may be considered as a treatment agent for intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). This is a welcome note for those 80% of us adults who are on track to have IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another current paper explained that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be able to postpone DDD utilizing the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That’s hopeful in the treatment of Brooks back pain and inflammation.

Vitamin D FOR INFLAMMATION

Research says 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 linked to lumbar disc disease and more severe low back pain in postmenopausal women. (6) Let us talk about your vitamin D status at your next Brooks 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 Brooks chiropractic appointment with Soft Health and Healing Clinic to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so bothersome to your spinal nerves inciting Brooks low back pain.
 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic addresses the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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