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!