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Manahawkin Pain and Inflammation Helped by Spinal Manipulation

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 roles of inflammation in back pain and of spinal manipulation in decreasing that pain is core to the Manahawkin chiropractic treatment plan.

BIOMARKERS

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 kinds of tests may help your Manahawkin chiropractor follow your back pain in a novel way.

BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL MANIPULATION

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 beneficial 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.

 
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center presents encouraging news about the influence of spinal manipulation may be shown via blood test biomarkers. 
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