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New Roads Pain and Inflammation Helped by Spinal Manipulation

Pain and inflammation are known partners. 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 go beyond the spine to potentially control inflammation and its impact on spine pain. New Roads Chiropractic Center sees improvement in our spine pain patients in several ways: pain reduction, function improvement, etc. The roles of inflammation in back pain and of spinal manipulation in reducing that pain is central to the New Roads chiropractic treatment plan.

BIOMARKERS

Biomarkers are quantifiable indicators of body function via tests like blood pressure, urine testing, blood testing, imaging, etc. Biomarkers can indicate normal and abnormal processes occurring in the body. In the realm 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 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 believe that it alters the brain structure. Imaging of the brain is a non-invasive biomarker able to produce brain resting-state functional connectivity to study such alterations. (1) Researchers keep coming up with new tests! New Roads Chiropractic Center is following these biomarker findings carefully.

BIOMARKER TESTING FOR BACK PAIN

As low back pain continues to dominate healthcare as one of the most significant contributors to disability around the globe, researchers are studying biomarkers and their role in low back pain. Researchers wanted to know if there was a difference 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 noting 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 higher. (3) These kinds of tests may help your New Roads chiropractor monitor your back pain in a novel way.

BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL MANIPULATION

The chiropractic treatment plan at New Roads Chiropractic Center now heavily relies 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 documented significant (though limited and diverse) alterations in the production of several biomarkers in acute and chronic back pain patients. Pain and disability scores dropped too. (4) These are beneficial findings for the use of spinal manipulation for back pain. New Roads Chiropractic Center is excited to learn more about biomarker-level changes with New Roads 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.

Set up your New Roads chiropractic appointment today. Daily, pain and inflammation come through our door together. Our treatment helps ease their influence on the lives of our New Roads chiropractic patients.

 
New Roads Chiropractic Center presents encouraging news about the influence of spinal manipulation may be shown via blood test biomarkers. 
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