Pflugerville Wellness Center Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no Pflugerville back pain patient wants to suffer. Pflugerville Wellness Center delivers chiropractic services to reduce back pain by identifying and addressing any related inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you differentiate if there is inflammation? Like other issues, researchers look for ways to measure it. To measure inflammation, researchers look for 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 discovered that chronic inflammation increased cytokine production and activated pro-inflammatory pathways that may cause non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers detected systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may influence transition from acute to persistent low back pain. Particularly, CRP was discovered to be elevated in acute low back pain patients versus control patients. TNF was higher in back pain patients particularly in patients with depression. (2) Since researchers have already recorded that inflammation is linked to back pain, Pflugerville Wellness Center realizes that inflammation must be reduced to help in reducing Pflugerville 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 see what may potentially decrease the produced back pain that accompanies it and/or even prevent the degeneration initially so we humans don’t have to be subjected to low back pain at all! That is a tough call though, Pflugerville Wellness Center knows. But follow this: researchers utilized LPS to establish the degeneration that led to low back pain. They discovered that procyanidin B3 (PRO-B3) found in our diets inhibited the production of inflammatory markers - tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-Α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and nitric oxide – associated with disc degeneration. It also prevented the loss of the disc’s gelatinous nucleus pulposus cells and structural damage of its anulus fibrosus (outer rings of disc). What does all this signify to researchers seeking a way to stop degenerative disc degeneration (DDD)? PRO-B3 may be considered as a treatment agent for intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). This is a welcome bit of information for those 80% of us adults who are on track to experience IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another recent paper described that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be a way to postpone DDD using the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That’s encouraging for the treatment of Pflugerville 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 us talk about your vitamin D intake at your next Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville chiropractic appointment with Pflugerville Wellness Center to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so troublesome to your spinal nerves inciting Pflugerville low back pain.
 
Pflugerville Wellness Center tackles the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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