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Johnson Chiropractic Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no Richmond back pain patient wants to suffer. Johnson Chiropractic delivers chiropractic services to decrease back pain by identifying and addressing any associated inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you differentiate if there’s inflammation? Like anything else, researchers search for ways 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 increased cytokine production and triggered pro-inflammatory pathways that may bring about non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers detected systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may influence transition from acute to persistent low back pain. Specifically, CRP was discovered to be 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, Johnson Chiropractic knows that inflammation must be reduced in order to help reduce Richmond back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, know what inflammation does. Researchers made use of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to simulate intervertebral disc degeneration in experiments. They want to see what might potentially decrease the generated back pain that comes with it and/or even prevent the degeneration in the first place so we humans don’t have to suffer low back pain at all! That is a tall order though, Johnson Chiropractic understands. But consider this: researchers utilized LPS to create the degeneration that led to 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 – associated with disc degeneration. It also stopped the loss of the disc’s gelatinous 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 prevent degenerative disc degeneration (DDD)? PRO-B3 may be considered as a treatment agent for intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). This is a welcome bit of information for those 80% of us adults who are likely to have IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another recent paper described 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 Richmond 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 linked to lumbar disc disease and more severe low back pain in postmenopausal women. (6) Let’s talk about your vitamin D status at your next Richmond 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 Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so bothersome to your spinal nerves inciting Richmond low back pain.
 
Johnson Chiropractic tackles the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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