West Palm Beach Pain and Inflammation Helped by Spinal Manipulation

Pain and inflammation are known companions. 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 possibly control inflammation and its impact on spine pain. Moses Chiropractic views 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 key to the West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment plan.

BIOMARKERS

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 taking place in the body. In the realm of back pain, researchers have been looking to 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 recent biomarker test is brain imaging. What makes brain imaging interesting? Researchers realize that chronic back pain surely changes the spine and suggest that it alters 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 coming up with new tests! Moses Chiropractic is observing these biomarker findings carefully.

BIOMARKER TESTING FOR BACK PAIN

As low back pain keeps dominating healthcare as one of the greatest contributors to disability globally, researchers are studying biomarkers and their role in low back pain. Researchers wanted to know if there was a variance in the inflammatory profiles of nonspecific acute and chronic low back pain sufferers. They found a distinct difference in that there was an imbalance 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 elevated. (3) These kinds of tests may help your West Palm Beach chiropractor follow your back pain in a novel way.

BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL MANIPULATION

The chiropractic treatment plan at Moses Chiropractic currently is based on gentle spinal manipulation to reduce pain. A blood test study for biomarkers taken at the start of and 2 weeks after such spinal manipulative treatment found significant (though limited and diverse) alterations 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. Moses Chiropractic is excited to learn more about biomarker-level changes with West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today. Daily, pain and inflammation come through our door together. Our treatment helps ease their influence on the lives of our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients.

 
Moses Chiropractic shares encouraging news about the influence of spinal manipulation may be shown via blood test biomarkers. 
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