West Des Moines Pain and Inflammation Helped by Spinal Manipulation

Pain and inflammation are known companions. Spinal manipulation has been used 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 control inflammation and its impact on spine pain. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sees improvement in our spine pain patients on many fronts: pain reduction, function improvement, etc. The roles of inflammation in back pain and of spinal manipulation in reducing that pain is key to the West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan.

BIOMARKERS

Biomarkers are measurable indicators of body function via tests like blood pressure, urine testing, blood testing, imaging, etc. Biomarkers can signify normal and abnormal processes taking place in the body. In the realm 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 recent biomarker test is brain imaging. What makes brain imaging interesting? Researchers recognize that chronic back pain certainly alters the spine and suggest that it alters the brain structure. Imaging of the brain is a non-invasive biomarker capable of producing brain resting-state functional connectivity to study such variations. (1) Researchers keep thinking up new tests! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is following these biomarker findings watchfully.

BIOMARKER TESTING FOR BACK PAIN

As low back pain keeps dominating healthcare as one of the greatest contributors to disability globally, 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 found a distinct difference in that there was a difference between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediator levels leaning toward an overproduction of proinflammatory components in both types of patients. (2) Another study found 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 West Des Moines chiropractor follow your back pain in a novel way.

BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL MANIPULATION

The chiropractic treatment plan at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa now heavily relies on gentle spinal manipulation to relieve pain. A blood test study for biomarkers taken at the beginning of and 2 weeks after such spinal manipulative treatment documented significant (though limited and diverse) changes in the production of several biomarkers in acute and chronic back pain patients. Pain and disability scores dropped too. (4) These are encouraging findings for the implementation of spinal manipulation for back pain. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is excited to see more information about biomarker-level changes with West Des Moines 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 go beyond pain relief.

Make your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today. Daily, pain and inflammation come to our clinic together. Our treatment helps ease their influence on the lives of our West Des Moines chiropractic patients.

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