August 2019 Healthy News: The Role of Inflammation in Back Pain and The Anti-Inflammatory Potential of Devils Claw

The role of inflammation in West Des Moines back pain is real. Chiropractic care can help. 

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!

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