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

The role of inflammation in Sandy Springs back pain is real. Chiropractic care can help. 

INFLAMMATION’S ROLE IN BACK AND NECK PAIN

It is all (well, a lot) about inflammation! In Sandy Springs back pain patients - acute or chronic back pain sufferers - there is 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 greater in back pain patients than the anti-inflammatory ones. And patients like you see this difference! They will mark their visual analog scale scores. (1)  Even more distinctively, the level of lumbar radicular (leg) pain disc herniation patients experience is recently linked to the level of inflammatory marker microRNA-17 found in their disc’s nucleus pulposus. MicroRNAs modulate neuroinflammatory processes like the one set off when a disc herniates. (2) Inflammation is a part of the disc herniation occurrence. The inflammatory response of the body to spine pain is real. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor recognizes this and helps diminish the inflammatory as well as mechanical factors influencing your Sandy Springs 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.  

 

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

Devil’s Claw helps decrease inflammation! Traditional medicine has used it for many years for a variety of ailments. The harpagoside compound of Devil’s Claw is noted for its therapeutic activity, especially its role in reducing 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 reducing inflammation is not a one-pronged approach. The addition of Devil’s Claw to the Sandy Springs chiropractic treatment plan may increase the inflammation reduction you want to help you attain the pain reduction you desire.

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

Sandy Springs back pain brings on inflammation. Herniating a disc brings on inflammation. Sandy Springs chiropractic care at Cross Chiropractic Center that includes anti-inflammatory Devil’s Claw supplementation may decrease the inflammation and the pain. Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment today!

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