Pain and inflammation are known companions.
Spinal manipulation has been utilized to reduce spine
pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and leg pain. New studies describe how the effect of spinal manipulation may go beyond the spine
to possibly mediate inflammation and its influence
on spine pain. Spine & Sports Rehab Center sees improvement in our spine pain
patients in several ways: pain reduction,
function improvement, etc. The functions of inflammation in back
pain and of spinal manipulation in reducing that pain is key
to the Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan.
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 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 newer biomarker test is brain
imaging. What makes brain imaging interesting? Researchers recognize
that chronic back pain surely alters the spine
and suggest that it changes the brain structure. Imaging of the brain is a non-invasive biomarker able
to produce brain resting-state functional connectivity to analyze
such alterations. (1) Researchers continue coming
up with new tests! Spine & Sports Rehab Center is observing
these biomarker findings carefully.
BIOMARKER TESTING FOR BACK PAIN
As low back pain keeps dominating
healthcare as one of the most significant contributors to
disability around the globe, researchers are studying
biomarkers and their role in low back pain. Researchers wondered if there was a difference in the inflammatory
profiles of nonspecific acute and chronic low back pain sufferers. They found
a distinct difference in that there was a disparity 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 types
of tests may help your Baton Rouge chiropractor monitor
your back pain in a new way.
BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL
The chiropractic treatment plan at Spine & Sports Rehab Center now
is based 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 fell as well. (4) These are encouraging
findings for the use of spinal manipulation for back pain.
Spine & Sports Rehab Center is excited to learn more about
biomarker-level changes with Baton Rouge 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.
Make your Baton Rouge
chiropractic appointment now. Every day, pain and
inflammation come to our clinic together. Our treatment
helps reduce their impact on the lives of
our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients.