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Baton Rouge Pain Relief with Green Tea

April 04, 2024

We need to bring back teatime, a quiet time in the middle of the day to drink a quiet cup of tea and escape from the bustle of life! (Your Baton Rouge chiropractor would enjoy such a time again!) Teatime was beneficial for the mind and spirit and most likely very good for the body. Most days, most of us just do not have time, but just drinking tea on the run in an insulated mug on the commute to your chiropractic appointment at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers can be just right, especially if that tea is green.


In China, drinking tea is a traditional lifestyle factor. That’s a pretty good idea! In assessing the health benefits of tea and its active ingredients for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis – common bone and joint diseases afflicting many people – researchers found that tea has potential anti-COX (cycolooxygenase) factors and hormone-like effects. They concluded that tea has an immense potential to be helpful in medicine and healthcare especially as the mechanisms of various tea properties are defined as to their synergistic mechanisms. (1) Tea from plants around us presents us a tasty way to be healthier and even less painful!


The more information we gather about what nature offers us via medicinal plants, the more we will want to thank nature! Green tea is a common beverage obtained from such medicinal plants. Green tea via several pharmacological activities and antinociceptive effects are proposed to be effective for pain relief because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea is described as a safe and often effective treatment for pain management due to its suppression of inflammation and oxidative stress. (2) Green tea’s major component, EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), has shown itself to be valuable for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Research papers have reported how green tea is good diseases like neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Green tea and its EGCG seem to curb the expression of inflammatory cytokines and inflammation-linked enzymes. The use of green tea potentially enhances the quality of life for inflammatory disease patients with no severe adverse side-effects. (3) Back pain and its related spinal pain conditions like neck pain, arm pain, leg pain, etc., typically have inflammatory components with them, so adding green tea for its anti-inflammatory benefit may be an advantage.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the interaction of the immune system and pain and the capability of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to reduce back pain.

Make your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. If you can’t sit for teatime at home, make your trip to Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers teatime with a mug of green tea! See you here soon!

 Baton Rouge pain relief via green tea