Satterwhite Chiropractic Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no Oxford back pain patient desires. Satterwhite Chiropractic delivers chiropractic services to reduce back pain by recognizing and dealing with any associated inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you tell if there’s inflammation? Like anything else, researchers look 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 bring about non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers detected systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may affect 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 documented that inflammation is linked to back pain, Satterwhite Chiropractic realizes that inflammation must be decreased in order to help reduce Oxford back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, know what inflammation does. Researchers made use of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to simulate intervertebral disc degeneration in experiments. They want to figure out what might potentially decrease the produced back pain that accompanies it and/or even avoid the degeneration initially so we humans don’t have to suffer low back pain at all! That is a tall order though, Satterwhite Chiropractic understands. But consider this: researchers used LPS to create the degeneration that preceded low back pain. They found that procyanidin B3 (PRO-B3) found in our diets blocked 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 prevented 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 mean to researchers looking for a way to stop degenerative disc degeneration (DDD)? PRO-B3 may be looked at as a treatment agent for intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). This is a welcome note for those 80% of us adults who are likely to have IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another current paper described that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be able to delay DDD utilizing the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That is hopeful in the treatment of Oxford back pain and inflammation.

Vitamin D FOR INFLAMMATION

Research states that vitamin D deficiency is associated with low back pain that is stronger in younger women and in those with more severe deficiency. (5) Vitamin D deficiency is connected 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 Oxford 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 Oxford chiropractic appointment with Satterwhite Chiropractic to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so troublesome to your spinal nerves inciting Oxford low back pain.
 
Satterwhite Chiropractic tackles the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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