Have you seen the news about pain control drugs? The push is
on most everywhere as well as in Richmond to reduce the use of opioid
drugs for pain relief. For Johnson Chiropractic, non-drug pain relief options are
our forte. Low back pain and neck pain for Richmond chiropractic
patients are often controlled and relieved using several different non-drug and
non-surgical approaches. The Richmond chiropractic services range
from gentle Cox Technic spinal manipulation to a natural pain relieving
supplement containing curcumin. Johnson Chiropractic
excitedly shares how curcumin is a non-drug approach to pain relief that really
The call is on to find a disease-modifying treatment for
diseases like osteoarthritis that relieves pain, reduces inflammation and
promotes regeneration. (1) For
osteoarthritis and other such inflammatory-based diseases for which there are
few treatment options that seem to work, curcumin has a huge potential. Comparing
curcumin to corticosteroids, curcumin is superior in its anti-inflammatory benefit.
(2) Johnson Chiropractic sees many patients with back pain that often
involves an inflammatory component. Richmond chiropractic patients
would appreciate a way to ease painful inflammation.
Widely recognized in the cancer treatment arena, curcumin
reduces inflammation and thus pain. (2,3) What about inflammation and pain
related to spinal conditions? When the back is inflamed or the spinal nerves
are irritated by mechanical or chemical influences, curcumin may well be beneficial,
too! It’s noted in the research that opioid analgesics for chronic low back
pain offer modest short-term pain relief while long-term efficacy is lacking. The
value of them for acute low back pain isn’t known. (3) Johnson Chiropractic knows there must be something with
a better track record for pain relief and recovery.
Curcumin again enters the discussion. Research shows that
curcumin promotes peripheral nerve regeneration in normal conditions and
promotes nerve regeneration and functional recovery after sciatic nerve injury.
(4) It also is neuroprotective of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG)! (5) Curcumin decreases
the chemical inflammation of the DRG in chronic constriction
of the DRG. (6) These are welcome effects when treating Richmond back
pain like Johnson Chiropractic does all day long!
And Johnson Chiropractic also offers chiropractic treatment into
the pain relieving treatment plan in the form of Cox Technic which includes
gentle stretching of spinal elements. The combination of stretching connective
tissue with ingesting anti-inflammatory nutrients like curcumin may offer even
more benefit as researchers report that stretching of connective tissue helps
boost the body’s own anti-inflammatory efforts in the acute phase of
inflammation. Stretching reduces the inflammatory lesion thickness and
neutrophil count and increases resolvin (anti-inflammatory lipid) concentrations
within the inflamed lesions. (7)
Contact Johnson Chiropractic, and explore Richmond chiropractic
for relief of your back pain with a comprehensive treatment plan that includes
the best of chiropractic care: spinal manipulation, nutrition and other
non-drug, non-surgical approaches. Curcumin offers non-drug pain control -
better than corticosteroids - an answer to today’s pain control drug issue!
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