Pain and inflammation are known companions.
Spinal manipulation has been utilized to reduce spine
pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and leg pain. New studies show
that the effect of spinal manipulation may extend beyond the spine
to potentially mediate inflammation and its influence
on spine pain. Most Chiropractic Clinic sees improvement in our spine pain
patients on many fronts: pain reduction,
function improvement, etc. The roles of inflammation in back
pain and of spinal manipulation in decreasing that pain is core
to the Murfreesboro chiropractic treatment plan.
Biomarkers are quantifiable indicators of
body function via tests like blood pressure, urine testing, blood testing,
imaging, etc. Biomarkers can signify normal and abnormal
processes taking place in the body. In the area of
back pain, researchers have been looking to blood testable
biomarkers like tumor necrosis factor (TNFα), interleukin-1 β (IL-1β), IL-6,
IL-2, interferon (IFN), IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA), TNF soluble
receptor type 2 (sTNFR2) and IL-10 to tell the story. A recent biomarker test is brain
imaging. What makes brain imaging interesting? Researchers recognize
that chronic back pain certainly changes the spine
and believe that it alters the brain structure. Imaging of the brain is a non-invasive biomarker able
to produce brain resting-state functional connectivity to study
such variations. (1) Researchers keep thinking up new tests! Most Chiropractic Clinic is following
these biomarker findings watchfully.
BIOMARKER TESTING FOR BACK PAIN
As low back pain continues to dominate
healthcare as one of the greatest contributors to
disability around the globe, researchers are studying
biomarkers and their role in low back pain. Researchers wanted to
know if there was a variance in the inflammatory
profiles of nonspecific acute and chronic low back pain sufferers. They discovered
a distinct difference in that there was a disparity between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediator levels leaning
toward an overproduction of proinflammatory components in both types of
patients. (2) Another study found that C-reactive
protein in patients with acute non-specific low back pain and TNF-α in chronic
non-specific low back pain patients were elevated. (3) These types
of tests may help your Murfreesboro chiropractor monitor
your back pain in a novel way.
BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL
The chiropractic treatment plan at Most Chiropractic Clinic currently
is based on gentle spinal manipulation to reduce
pain. A blood test study for biomarkers taken at the beginning of and
2 weeks after such spinal manipulative treatment found
significant (though limited and diverse) alterations in the
production of several biomarkers in acute and chronic back pain patients. Pain
and disability scores dropped as well. (4) These are encouraging
findings for the use of spinal manipulation for back pain.
Most Chiropractic Clinic is excited to learn more about
biomarker-level changes with Murfreesboro spinal manipulation!
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how
use of chiropractic spinal manipulation and Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction may
well go beyond pain relief.
Schedule your Murfreesboro
chiropractic appointment soon. Every day, pain and
inflammation come to our clinic together. Our treatment
helps reduce their influence on the lives of
our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients.