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

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

INFLAMMATION’S ROLE IN BACK AND NECK PAIN

It’s all (well, a lot) about inflammation! Pflugerville back pain sufferers who have acute or chronic pain have 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 detect this discrepancy! 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 newly associated with the level of inflammatory marker microRNA-17 found in their disc’s nucleus pulposus. MicroRNAs modulate neuroinflammatory processes like the one started 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 Pflugerville chiropractor recognizes this and helps diminish the inflammatory as well as mechanical issues influencing your Pflugerville 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.  

 

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

Devil’s Claw helps reduce inflammation! Traditional medicine has used it for many years for a variety of ailments. The harpagoside compound of Devil’s Claw is known for its beneficial activity, especially its role in decreasing inflammation. (3) Osteoarthritis responds 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 prevented arachidonic acid metabolism and eicosanoid biosynthesis, leading to COX-2 inhibition and decreased inflammation. (4) Your chiropractor is well aware that decreasing inflammation is not a one-pronged approach. Adding Devil’s Claw to the Pflugerville chiropractic treatment plan may improve the inflammation reduction you want to help you attain the pain reduction you desire.

CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center

Pflugerville back pain brings on inflammation. Herniating a disc brings on inflammation. Pflugerville chiropractic care at Pflugerville Wellness Center that incorporates anti-inflammatory Devil’s Claw supplementation may decrease the inflammation and the pain. Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment now!

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