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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 Richmond back pain is real. Chiropractic care can help. 

INFLAMMATION’S ROLE IN BACK AND NECK PAIN

It is all (well, a lot) about inflammation! In Richmond 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 detect this discrepancy! They will have higher visual analog scale scores for pain. (1)  Even more distinctively, the level of lumbar radicular (leg) pain disc herniation patients experience is recently linked to the level of inflammatory marker microRNA-17 found in their disc’s nucleus pulposus. MicroRNAs control neuroinflammatory processes like the one set off when a disc herniates. (2) Inflammation is a part of the disc herniation event. The inflammatory response of the body to spine pain is real. Your Richmond chiropractor knows this and helps lessen the inflammatory as well as mechanical issues influencing your Richmond 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.  

 

Richmond 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 beneficial activity, particularly its role in decreasing inflammation. (3) Osteoarthritis reacts 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 reduced inflammation. (4) Your chiropractor is well aware that reducing inflammation is not a one-pronged approach. Adding Devil’s Claw to the Richmond chiropractic treatment plan may improve the inflammation reduction you want to help you attain the pain reduction you desire.

CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic

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

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