Healthy News June 2022

The Sandy Springs chiropractic care offers back pain-relieving treatment that is shown to reduce related inflammation as well.

BACK PAIN and INFLAMMATION: Link & Test

The exam for the diagnosis of back pain conditions has a new tool: urine testing! Why? Inflammation. Inflammation can be spotted via serum tests like this that check for biomarker activity.  The link between inflammation and back pain has been studied. A rat study documented that, compared to sham treatment, manipulation and mobilization eased sciatic radicular pain by possibly reducing neuroinflammation and slowing nitric oxide synthase expression. (1) More recently, chiropractic researchers have studied specifically the result of chiropractic care on levels of the biomarker cytokine called tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) via urine tests. Defined as a potent pro-inflammatory cytokine closely associated with intervertebral disc degeneration that may trigger other cytokines’ (interleukin-6 or interleukin-1β) reactions as well, TNF-α levels were found to be elevated in patients with severe sciatica and chronic low back pain compared with milder symptomatic patients and healthy volunteers. Specifically, the urine tests of chronic low back pain patients showed significantly higher baseline levels of TNF-α. The good news: These levels were significantly lower after 4-6 weeks of chiropractic care! These levels did not link to pain intensity or disability. (2) Chiropractic care including spinal manipulation like the gentle form of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression your Sandy Springs chiropractor uses has been experienced as pain-relieving in a mean of 12 visits and 30 days. (3) Bring your back pain and its related inflammation to Cross Chiropractic Center!          

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his pain-relieving chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management of a female patient with severe sciatica.   

Cross Chiropractic Center presents the powerful effects of the blueberry including anti-inflammatory benefits.  

Sandy Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: The Anti-Inflammatory Blueberry

Researchers have described the blueberry as anti-inflammatory as well as anti-obesity, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, neuroprotective and more. Studies have demonstrated that the blueberry facilitated how nuclear receptors act. (4) More specifically, the anti-inflammatory action of the blueberry was found to inhibit inflammation by reducing the production of inflammatory factors and improving immunity. The main targets of the blueberry’s anti-inflammatory efforts were TNF, ESR1, AGTR1 and IGF1. (5) Notice TNF is in that list? Cross Chiropractic Center hopes you like blueberries! They are good for you, our Sandy Springs back pain patient, and all of us.

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