Executive Chiropractic of Iowa Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no West Des Moines back pain patient wants to suffer. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa delivers chiropractic services to reduce back pain by identifying and addressing any associated inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you deduce if there is inflammation? Like anything else, researchers look for ways to measure it. To measure inflammation, researchers look for inflammatory biomarkers, biological markers like tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), C-reactive protein (CRP), and interleukin-6, interleukin-1β, that revealed an increase. Researchers have uncovered that chronic inflammation increased cytokine production and activated pro-inflammatory pathways that may cause non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers observed systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may affect transition from acute to persistent low back pain. Particularly, CRP was discovered to be elevated in acute low back pain patients versus control patients. TNF was higher in back pain patients particularly in patients with depression. (2) Since researchers have already verified that inflammation is linked to back pain, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows that inflammation must be reduced in order to help reduce West Des Moines back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, understand what inflammation does. Researchers made use of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to create intervertebral disc degeneration in experiments. They want to see what may potentially decrease the produced back pain that accompanies it and/or even prevent the degeneration in the first place so we humans don’t have to suffer low back pain at all! That is a tough call though, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa understands. But consider this: researchers used LPS to create the degeneration that preceded low back pain. They found that procyanidin B3 (PRO-B3) found in our diets prevented 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 mean to researchers seeking a way to prevent degenerative disc degeneration (DDD)? PRO-B3 may be considered as a treatment agent for intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). This is a welcome note for those 80% of us adults who are likely to have IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another current paper explained that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be able to delay DDD utilizing the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That is hopeful in the treatment of West Des Moines back pain and inflammation.

Vitamin D FOR INFLAMMATION

Research states 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 connected to lumbar disc disease and more severe low back pain in postmenopausal women. (6) Let us talk about your vitamin D intake at your next West Des Moines chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

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 West Des Moines chiropractic appointment with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so troublesome to your spinal nerves inciting West Des Moines low back pain.
 
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa addresses the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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