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West Palm Beach Pain and Inflammation Helped by Spinal Manipulation

Pain and inflammation are known companions. Spinal manipulation has been used to reduce spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and leg pain. New studies show that the effect of spinal manipulation may extend beyond the spine to potentially mediate inflammation and its impact on spine pain. Chiropractic Care 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 decreasing that pain is core to the West Palm Beach 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 looking to 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 tell the story.  A recent biomarker test is brain imaging. Why brain? Researchers realize that chronic back pain surely alters the spine and suggest that it alters the brain structure. Brain imaging is a non-invasive biomarker able to produce brain resting-state functional connectivity to study such variations. (1) Researchers continue thinking up new tests! Chiropractic Care is observing these biomarker findings watchfully.

BIOMARKER TESTING FOR BACK PAIN

As low back pain continues to dominate healthcare as one of the greatest contributors to disability globally, researchers are studying biomarkers and their role in low back pain. Researchers wanted to know 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 noting 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 types of tests may help your West Palm Beach chiropractor monitor your back pain in a new way.

BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL MANIPULATION

The chiropractic treatment plan at Chiropractic Care currently is based on gentle spinal manipulation to reduce 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 fell too. (4) These are encouraging findings for the implementation of spinal manipulation for back pain. Chiropractic Care is excited to learn more about biomarker-level changes with West Palm Beach 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 discusses how use of chiropractic spinal manipulation and Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction may well surpass pain relief.

Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today. Daily, pain and inflammation come through our door together. Our treatment helps ease their influence on the lives of our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients.

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