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Spengel Chiropractic Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no McHenry back pain patient desires. Spengel Chiropractic offers chiropractic services to reduce back pain by recognizing and dealing with any related inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you deduce if there is inflammation? Like other issues, researchers look for ways to measure it. To measure inflammation, researchers try to find inflammatory biomarkers, biological markers like tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), C-reactive protein (CRP), and interleukin-6, interleukin-1β, that showed an increase. Researchers have discovered that chronic inflammation raised cytokine production and activated pro-inflammatory pathways that may lead to non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers detected systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may influence transition from acute to persistent low back pain. Particularly, CRP was discovered to be elevated in acute low back pain patients and not in control patients. TNF was higher in back pain patients particularly in patients with depression. (2) Since researchers have already recorded that inflammation is linked to back pain, Spengel Chiropractic realizes that inflammation must be decreased to help in reducing McHenry back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, understand what inflammation does. Researchers applied lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to create intervertebral disc degeneration in experiments. They want to figure out what may potentially reduce the generated back pain that accompanies it and/or even avoid the degeneration initially so we humans do not have to be subjected to low back pain at all! That’s a tough call though, Spengel Chiropractic knows. But follow this: researchers utilized LPS to create the degeneration that preceded low back pain. They discovered that procyanidin B3 (PRO-B3) seen in our diets inhibited the production of inflammatory markers - tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-Α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and nitric oxide – linked to disc degeneration. It also prevented the loss of the disc’s gelatin nucleus pulposus cells and structural damage of its anulus fibrosus (outer rings of disc). What does all this signify to researchers seeking a way to prevent degenerative disc degeneration (DDD)? PRO-B3 may be looked at as a treatment agent for intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). This is a welcome note for those 80% of us adults who are on track to have IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another current paper described that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be a way to postpone DDD utilizing the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That is hopeful in the treatment of McHenry back pain and inflammation.

Vitamin D FOR INFLAMMATION

Research says 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 us talk about your vitamin D status at your next McHenry 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 McHenry chiropractic appointment with Spengel Chiropractic to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so bothersome to your spinal nerves inciting McHenry low back pain.
 
Spengel Chiropractic tackles the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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