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Baton Rouge Inflammations Foe: Curcumin

May 04, 2023
Curcumin – the enemy of inflammation? Quite possibly! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers talks with our Baton Rouge chiropractic clients daily about inflammation and pain, especially back pain and neck pain, arm pain and sciatica. Chiropractic care with an anti-inflammatory nutrition approach is helpful especially when incorporating curcumin, an addition backed by several recent research papers!
A recent scoping review (based on 389 citations from 8 different databases) of evidence regarding the use of curcumin for inflammation-related condition found much support of the clinical benefit of curcumin for inflammatory-related diseases like osteoarthritis, metabolic disorders, etc. (1) A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (65 of them) that studied the impact of turmeric/curcumin on inflammation and oxidation balance found that supplementation significantly reduced inflammatory markers (CRP and IL-6) and improved anti-oxidant activity, augmenting the body’s inflammation/oxidation balance(2) Another analysis of randomized controlled trials (29 of them focused on 5 types of arthritis – ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and gout/hyperuricemia) made known the safety of using curcumin in addition to the improvement with respect to pain and level of inflammation. (3) An additional analysis of 15 randomized controlled trials expressly focused on the effects of curcumin on osteoarthritis determined that curcumin and curcuma longa extract may be safer and more effective supplements for osteoarthritis than NSAIDs and placebo. What's more, the unpleasant effects of curcumin were akin to those of placebo, making it a safer option. Indeed, when compared to NSAIDs, another regularly utilized treatment for osteoarthritis, curcumin compared with NSAIDs was observed to have comparable effects on joint pain, function, and stiffness but with a lesser incidence of adverse events. (4) So why not give this natural option a try? Let’s talk about it at your next Baton Rouge chiropractic visit.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr Paxton Schofield on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates his care of chronic arthritis and back pain with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management using Cox® Technic treatment protocols for back pain relief. 
Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. If inflammation is your enemy, let’s talk about adding curcumin to your supplement nutrition plan! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is here to help reduce inflammation and pain!
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