Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no Baton Rouge back pain patient desires. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation delivers chiropractic services to reduce back pain by identifying and addressing any related inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you tell if there is inflammation? Like other issues, researchers search for ways to measure it. To measure inflammation, researchers try to find inflammatory biomarkers, biological markers like tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), C-reactive protein (CRP), and interleukin-6, interleukin-1β, that showed an increase. Researchers have uncovered that chronic inflammation increased cytokine production and triggered pro-inflammatory pathways that may cause non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers observed systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may influence transition from acute to persistent low back pain. Particularly, CRP was found elevated in acute low back pain patients and not in control patients. TNF was greater in back pain patients especially in patients with depression. (2) Since researchers have already verified that inflammation is tied to back pain, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation knows that inflammation must be decreased in order to help reduce Baton Rouge back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, understand what inflammation does. Researchers applied lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to create intervertebral disc degeneration in experiments. They want to figure out what might potentially decrease the generated back pain that accompanies it and/or even avoid the degeneration initially so we humans don’t have to be subjected to low back pain at all! That is a tough call though, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation knows. But consider this: researchers utilized LPS to establish the degeneration that led to low back pain. They found that procyanidin B3 (PRO-B3) seen in our diets prevented the production of inflammatory markers - tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-Α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and nitric oxide – linked to disc degeneration. It also stopped the loss of the disc’s gelatin nucleus pulposus cells and structural damage of its anulus fibrosus (outer rings of disc). What’s all this signify to researchers seeking a way to prevent degenerative disc degeneration (DDD)? PRO-B3 may be considered as a treatment agent for intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). This is a welcome note for those 80% of us adults who are likely to experience IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another recent paper explained that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be a way to postpone DDD using the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That is encouraging for the treatment of Baton Rouge back pain and inflammation.

Vitamin D FOR INFLAMMATION

Research says that vitamin D deficiency is linked with low back pain that is stronger in younger women and in those with more severe deficiency. (5) Vitamin D deficiency is linked to lumbar disc disease and more severe low back pain in postmenopausal women. (6) Let’s talk about your vitamin D intake at your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Sarah Murrow on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. In this episode, Dr. Murrow and her patient present how the Cox® Technic System alleviated back pain due to disc bulges.

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so troublesome to your spinal nerves causing Baton Rouge low back pain.
 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation tackles the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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