Pain and inflammation are known partners.
Spinal manipulation has been used 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 influence
on spine pain. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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 key
to the Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan.
Biomarkers are measurable 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. What makes brain imaging interesting? Researchers realize
that chronic back pain certainly alters the spine
and believe that it changes the brain structure. Imaging of the brain is a non-invasive biomarker capable of producing brain resting-state functional connectivity to analyze
such variations. (1) Researchers continue thinking up new tests! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is observing
these biomarker findings carefully.
BIOMARKER TESTING FOR BACK PAIN
As low back pain keeps dominating
healthcare as one of the most significant contributors to
disability around the globe, researchers are researching
biomarkers and their role in low back pain. Researchers wanted to
know if there was a contrast in the inflammatory
profiles of nonspecific acute and chronic low back pain sufferers. They found
a distinct difference in that there was a disparity 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 elevated. (3) These types
of tests may help your Fort Wayne chiropractor observe
your back pain in a new way.
BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL
The chiropractic treatment plan at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic currently
heavily relies on gentle spinal manipulation to ease
pain. A blood test study for biomarkers taken at the beginning of and
2 weeks after such spinal manipulative treatment documented
significant (though limited and diverse) changes in the
production of several biomarkers in acute and chronic back pain patients. Pain
and disability scores dropped as well. (4) These are beneficial
findings for the use of spinal manipulation for back pain.
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is excited to learn more about
biomarker-level changes with Fort Wayne 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 discusses how
use of chiropractic spinal manipulation and Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction may
well surpass pain relief.
Schedule your Fort Wayne
chiropractic appointment soon. Daily, pain and
inflammation come to our clinic together. Our treatment
helps decrease their impact on the lives of
our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients.