Pflugerville Pain and Inflammation Helped by Spinal Manipulation

Pain and inflammation are known companions. Spinal manipulation has been utilized to decrease spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and leg pain. New studies show that the effect of spinal manipulation may go beyond the spine to possibly control inflammation and its impact on spine pain. Pflugerville Wellness Center views improvement in our spine pain patients on many fronts: pain reduction, function improvement, etc. The functions of inflammation in back pain and of spinal manipulation in reducing that pain is key to the Pflugerville chiropractic treatment plan.

BIOMARKERS

Biomarkers are quantifiable 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 related the story.  A newer biomarker test is brain imaging. Why brain? Researchers realize that chronic back pain surely 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 study such variations. (1) Researchers continue coming up with new tests! Pflugerville Wellness Center is following these biomarker findings carefully.

BIOMARKER TESTING FOR BACK PAIN

As low back pain continues to dominate healthcare as one of the greatest contributors to disability globally, researchers are researching biomarkers and their role in low back pain. Researchers wondered 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 a disparity between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediator levels leaning toward an overproduction of proinflammatory components in both types of patients. (2) Another report 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 types of tests may help your Pflugerville chiropractor follow your back pain in a novel way.

BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL MANIPULATION

The chiropractic treatment plan at Pflugerville Wellness Center currently heavily relies on gentle spinal manipulation to reduce 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) alterations in the production of several biomarkers in acute and chronic back pain patients. Pain and disability scores fell as well. (4) These are beneficial findings for the use of spinal manipulation for back pain. Pflugerville Wellness Center is excited to learn more about biomarker-level changes with Pflugerville 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.

Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment today. Daily, pain and inflammation come through our door together. Our treatment helps reduce their impact on the lives of our Pflugerville chiropractic patients.

 
Pflugerville Wellness Center presents encouraging news about the influence of spinal manipulation may be shown via blood test biomarkers. 
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