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McHenry Pain and Inflammation Helped by Spinal Manipulation

Pain and inflammation are known partners. Spinal manipulation has been utilized to decrease spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and leg pain. New studies show that the effect of spinal manipulation may go beyond the spine to possibly mediate inflammation and its influence on spine pain. Spengel Chiropractic views improvement in our spine pain patients on many fronts: pain reduction, function improvement, etc. The functions of inflammation in back pain and of spinal manipulation in decreasing that pain is key to the McHenry chiropractic treatment plan.

BIOMARKERS

Biomarkers are measurable indicators of body function via tests like blood pressure, urine testing, blood testing, imaging, etc. Biomarkers can indicate normal and abnormal processes occurring in the body. In the area of back pain, researchers have been scrutinizing 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 related the story.  A newer biomarker test is brain imaging. Why brain? Researchers realize that chronic back pain certainly alters the spine and believe that it alters the brain structure. Brain imaging is a non-invasive biomarker capable of producing brain resting-state functional connectivity to study such alterations. (1) Researchers keep coming up with new tests! Spengel Chiropractic is observing these biomarker findings carefully.

BIOMARKER TESTING FOR BACK PAIN

As low back pain continues to dominate healthcare as one of the most significant contributors to disability around the globe, researchers are researching biomarkers and their role in low back pain. Researchers wondered if there was a contrast in the inflammatory profiles of nonspecific acute and chronic low back pain sufferers. They discovered a distinct difference in that there was an imbalance between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediator levels leaning toward an overproduction of proinflammatory components in both types of patients. (2) Another report revealed 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 higher. (3) These kinds of tests may help your McHenry chiropractor monitor your back pain in a novel way.

BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL MANIPULATION

The chiropractic treatment plan at Spengel Chiropractic currently is based on gentle spinal manipulation to ease pain. A blood test study for biomarkers taken at the start of and 2 weeks after such spinal manipulative treatment documented significant (though limited and diverse) alterations in the production of several biomarkers in acute and chronic back pain patients. Pain and disability scores fell as well. (4) These are encouraging findings for the use of spinal manipulation for back pain. Spengel Chiropractic is excited to see more information about biomarker-level changes with McHenry 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 surpass pain relief.

Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment today. Every day, pain and inflammation come to our clinic together. Our treatment helps decrease their influence on the lives of our McHenry chiropractic patients.

 
Spengel Chiropractic shares encouraging news about the influence of spinal manipulation may be shown via blood test biomarkers. 
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