Yes, Johnson Chiropractic knows you hear
this all the time! Johnson Chiropractic knows activity is good for managing back
pain and neck pain as well as benefits the heart and muscles and body and mind.
Johnson Chiropractic also knows that exercise may be anti-inflammatory as well. That
helps our Richmond chiropractic patients combat their aches and pains
in ways researchers are just now likely starting to uncover.
So, the relationship between inflammation and metabolism has
been long recognized, especially in relation to the management of type 2
diabetes mellitus. Cytokines impact this disease: interleukin-1 β (IL-1 β) does damage to the
pancreas; Tumor Necrosis Factor-α (TNF-α) plays a role in peripheral insulin
resistance; interleukin-6 increases (as from exercise) and promotes
anti-inflammatory effects by inhibiting TNF-α and increasing interleukin-1ra
which limits IL-1β. (1,2) A positive though complicated cycle! But basically, physical
activity promotes a natural anti-inflammatory and metabolism-improving strategy
with minor side effects, some of which (like body composition change) are even helpful
in managing inflammation! (1)
Further, there are specialized
pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) that accompany acute inflammation and
coordinate its ending. Stretching connective tissues triggers local
pro-resolving mechanisms within that tissue during the acute phase of
inflammation. It further reduces the migration of neutrophils (the most common white
blood cells that protect the body against infection) and increases specialized
pro-resolving mediators within inflammatory lesions. (3) Johnson Chiropractic finds
this helpful to know in dealing with acute low back pain and as well as chronic as
inflammation is often involved. The
Richmond chiropractic care treatment plan goes after this
inflammation that our Richmond chiropractic patients don’t always
know about as well the pain that they do know.
Therefore, some stretching exercise may be helpful in
disease management, pain management as well as inflammation management.
Johnson Chiropractic sees these as all positive outcomes! The more our
Richmond chiropractic patients contribute in understanding and
activity to their treatment plan, the better the outcomes all around! So please contact Johnson Chiropractic
today to set up a Richmond consultation about your back pain or neck
pain and other aches and pains that often stem from inflammation. A
comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan with Johnson Chiropractic involving exercise, nutrition, and
chiropractic spinal manipulation may well bring about their relief.
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