Pain and inflammation are known partners.
Spinal manipulation has been utilized to decrease spine
pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and leg pain. New studies describe how the effect of spinal manipulation may extend beyond the spine
to potentially mediate inflammation and its impact
on spine pain. Manahawkin Chiropractic 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 decreasing that pain is core
to the Manahawkin chiropractic treatment plan.
Biomarkers are quantifiable indicators of
body function via tests like blood pressure, urine testing, blood testing,
imaging, etc. Biomarkers can signify normal and abnormal
processes occurring in the body. In the area 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 tell the story. A newer biomarker test is brain
imaging. Why brain? Researchers recognize
that chronic back pain certainly changes 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 keep thinking up new tests! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is following
these biomarker findings watchfully.
BIOMARKER TESTING FOR BACK PAIN
As low back pain continues to dominate
healthcare as one of the greatest contributors to
disability around the globe, researchers are researching
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 discovered
a distinct difference in that there was a
difference between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediator levels noting an overproduction of proinflammatory components in both types of
patients. (2) Another study revealed 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 Manahawkin chiropractor follow
your back pain in a novel way.
BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL
The chiropractic treatment plan at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center now
is based on gentle spinal manipulation to reduce
pain. A blood test study for biomarkers taken at the beginning of and
2 weeks after such spinal manipulative treatment found
significant (though limited and diverse) changes in the
production of several biomarkers in acute and chronic back pain patients. Pain
and disability scores fell too. (4) These are encouraging
findings for the implementation of spinal manipulation for back pain.
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is excited to learn more about
biomarker-level changes with Manahawkin 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 describes how
use of chiropractic spinal manipulation and Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction may
well surpass pain relief.
Make your Manahawkin
chiropractic appointment today. Every day, pain and
inflammation come to our clinic together. Our treatment
helps decrease their influence on the lives of
our Manahawkin chiropractic patients.