August 2019 Healthy News: The Role of Inflammation in Back Pain and The Anti-Inflammatory Potential of Devils Claw

The role of inflammation in Baton Rouge back pain is real. Chiropractic care can manage it. 

INFLAMMATION’S ROLE IN BACK AND NECK PAIN

It is all (well, a lot) about inflammation! In Baton Rouge back pain patients - acute or chronic back pain sufferers - there is an imbalance of pro-inflammatory (TNFA, IL-1B, IL-6, IL-2 and IFN) and anti-inflammatory (IL-1 TA, STNFR2, IL-10) components. The pro-inflammatory mediators win. They will be more present in back pain patients than the anti-inflammatory ones. And patients like you see this difference! They will have higher visual analog scale scores for pain. (1)  Even more specifically, the level of lumbar radicular (leg) pain disc herniation patients experience is recently associated with the level of inflammatory marker microRNA-17 seen in their disc’s nucleus pulposus. MicroRNAs modulate neuroinflammatory processes like the one set off when a disc herniates. (2) Inflammation is a part of the disc herniation event. The body’s inflammatory response to spine pain is real. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor knows this and helps lessen the inflammatory as well as mechanical factors influencing your Baton Rouge back pain, neck pain, leg pain and arm pain experience.  

Listen to this discussion on care of the herniated disc with Cox® Technic on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as Dr. Jonathon Cerutti shares the success of pain reduction for his patient.  

 

Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Devil’s Claw for Inflammation

Devil’s Claw helps decrease inflammation! Traditional medicine has used it for many years for all types of ailments. The harpagoside compound of Devil’s Claw is known for its beneficial activity, particularly its role in reducing inflammation. (3) Osteoarthritis reacts well to it. In new research, Devil’s Claw reportedly deterred nitric oxide, inflammatory cytokines (IL-6, IL-1β, and TNF-α), and PGE2 and averted arachidonic acid metabolism and eicosanoid biosynthesis, leading to COX-2 inhibition and decreased inflammation. (4) Your chiropractor is well aware that getting rid of inflammation is not a one-pronged approach. Adding Devil’s Claw to the Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan may increase the inflammation reduction you want to help you attain the pain reduction you desire.

CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation

Baton Rouge back pain brings on inflammation. Herniating a disc brings on inflammation. Baton Rouge chiropractic care at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation that incorporates anti-inflammatory Devil’s Claw supplementation may reduce the inflammation and the pain. Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today!

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