Spine & Sports Rehab Center Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no Baton Rouge back pain patient wants to suffer. Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers chiropractic services to decrease back pain by recognizing and dealing with any associated inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you tell if there is inflammation? Like other issues, researchers search for a means 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 showed an increase. Researchers have discovered that chronic inflammation raised cytokine production and activated pro-inflammatory pathways that may bring about non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers detected systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may affect transition from acute to persistent low back pain. Particularly, CRP was found elevated in acute low back pain patients versus control patients. TNF was greater in back pain patients particularly in patients with depression. (2) Since researchers have already recorded that inflammation is tied to back pain, Spine & Sports Rehab Center realizes that inflammation must be decreased to help in reducing Baton Rouge back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, know what inflammation does. Researchers applied lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to create intervertebral disc degeneration in experiments. They want to see what may help decrease the produced back pain that accompanies it and/or even avert the degeneration in the first place so we humans do not have to be subjected to low back pain at all! That is a tough call though, Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows. But follow this: researchers utilized LPS to establish the degeneration that preceded low back pain. They discovered that procyanidin B3 (PRO-B3) seen 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 gelatinous nucleus pulposus cells and structural damage of its anulus fibrosus (outer rings of disc). What does all this signify to researchers seeking a way to stop degenerative disc degeneration (DDD)? PRO-B3 may be looked at as a treatment agent for intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). This is a welcome bit of information 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 defer DDD utilizing the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That’s hopeful in the treatment of Baton Rouge 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 linked to lumbar disc disease and more severe low back pain in postmenopausal women. (6) Let’s talk about your vitamin D status at your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment.

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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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Spine & Sports Rehab Center to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so troublesome to your spinal nerves inciting Baton Rouge low back pain.
 
Spine & Sports Rehab Center tackles the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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