INFLAMMATION’S ROLE IN BACK AND NECK PAIN
It’s all (well, a lot) about inflammation! In West Des Moines
back pain patients - acute or chronic back pain sufferers - there is an imbalance
of pro-inflammatory (TNFA, IL-1B, IL-6, IL-2 and IFN) and anti-inflammatory (IL-1
TA, STNFR2, IL-10) components. The pro-inflammatory mediators win.
They will be greater in back pain patients than the
anti-inflammatory ones. And patients like you notice this discrepancy!
They will have higher visual analog
scale scores for pain. (1) Even more specifically,
the level of lumbar radicular (leg) pain disc herniation patients experience is
recently associated with the level of inflammatory
marker microRNA-17 seen in their disc’s nucleus pulposus. MicroRNAs
control neuroinflammatory processes like the one begun when a disc herniates. (2) Inflammation is a part of the
disc herniation occurrence. The body’s inflammatory response to spine pain is real. Your West Des Moines chiropractor
knows this and helps diminish the inflammatory
as well as mechanical issues affecting your West Des Moines
back pain, neck pain, leg pain and arm pain experience.
Listen to this discussion on care of the herniated
disc with Cox® Technic on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as Dr.
Jonathon Cerutti shares the success of pain reduction for his patient.
West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Devil’s Claw for Inflammation
Devil’s Claw helps reduce inflammation! Traditional
medicine has used it for many years for a variety of ailments. The
harpagoside compound of Devil’s Claw is noted for its healing
activity, particularly its role in decreasing
inflammation. (3) Osteoarthritis reacts well to it. In new research, Devil’s Claw
reportedly hampered nitric oxide, inflammatory
cytokines (IL-6, IL-1β, and TNF-α), and PGE2 and prevented arachidonic
acid metabolism and eicosanoid biosynthesis, leading to COX-2 inhibition and decreased
inflammation. (4) Your chiropractor knows that getting
rid of inflammation is not a one-pronged approach. The Devil’s Claw’s addition to
the West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan may enhance
the inflammation reduction you want to help you attain the
pain reduction you desire.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
West Des Moines back pain brings on inflammation. Herniating a disc
brings on inflammation. West Des Moines chiropractic care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
that incorporates anti-inflammatory Devil’s Claw supplementation
may decrease the inflammation and the pain. Schedule your
West Des Moines chiropractic appointment now!