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August 02, 2016

Have you seen the news about pain control drugs? The push is on most everywhere as well as in Baton Rouge to reduce the use of opioid drugs for pain relief. For Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers, non-drug pain relief options are our forte. Low back pain and neck pain for Baton Rouge chiropractic patients are often controlled and relieved using several different non-drug and non-surgical approaches. The Baton Rouge chiropractic services range from gentle Cox Technic spinal manipulation to a natural pain relieving supplement containing curcumin.  Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers excitedly shares how curcumin is a non-drug approach to pain relief that really works!

The call is on to find a disease-modifying treatment for diseases like osteoarthritis that relieves pain, reduces inflammation and promotes regeneration. (1) For osteoarthritis and other such inflammatory-based diseases for which there are few treatment options that seem to work, curcumin has a huge potential. Comparing curcumin to corticosteroids, curcumin is superior in its anti-inflammatory benefit. (2) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers sees many patients with back pain that often involves an inflammatory component. Baton Rouge chiropractic patients would appreciate a way to ease painful inflammation.

Widely recognized in the cancer treatment arena, curcumin reduces inflammation and thus pain. (2,3) What about inflammation and pain related to spinal conditions? When the back is inflamed or the spinal nerves are irritated by mechanical or chemical influences, curcumin may well be beneficial, too! It’s noted in the research that opioid analgesics for chronic low back pain offer modest short-term pain relief while long-term efficacy is lacking. For acute low back pain, the effectiveness is unknown. (3) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers knows there must be something with a better track record for pain relief and recovery.

Curcumin again enters the discussion. Research shows that curcumin promotes peripheral nerve regeneration in normal conditions and promotes nerve regeneration and functional recovery after sciatic nerve injury. (4) Additionally, it has a neuroprotective effect on the dorsal root ganglion (DRG). (5) Curcumin decreases the chemical inflammation of the DRG in chronic constriction of the DRG. (6) These are welcome effects when treating Baton Rouge back pain like Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers does all day long!

And Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers also offers chiropractic treatment into the pain relieving treatment plan in the form of Cox Technic which includes gentle stretching of spinal elements. The combination of stretching connective tissue with ingesting anti-inflammatory nutrients like curcumin may offer even more benefit as researchers report that stretching of connective tissue helps boost the body’s own anti-inflammatory efforts in the acute phase of inflammation. Stretching reduces the inflammatory lesion thickness and neutrophil count and increases resolvin (anti-inflammatory lipid) concentrations within the inflamed lesions. (7)

Contact Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers, and explore Baton Rouge chiropractic for relief of your back pain with a comprehensive treatment plan that includes the best of chiropractic care: spinal manipulation, nutrition and other non-drug, non-surgical approaches. Curcumin offers non-drug pain control - better than corticosteroids - an answer to today’s pain control drug issue!