Sandy Springs Pain and Inflammation Helped by Spinal Manipulation

Pain and inflammation are known partners. Spinal manipulation has been utilized to reduce spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and leg pain. New studies describe how the effect of spinal manipulation may go beyond the spine to potentially control inflammation and its impact on spine pain. Cross Chiropractic Center sees improvement in our spine pain patients on many fronts: pain reduction, function improvement, etc. The roles of inflammation in back pain and of spinal manipulation in decreasing that pain is core to the Sandy Springs chiropractic treatment plan.

BIOMARKERS

Biomarkers are measurable 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 realm of back pain, researchers have been looking to 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 recognize that chronic back pain certainly alters the spine and suggest that it alters the brain structure. Brain imaging is a non-invasive biomarker able to produce brain resting-state functional connectivity to study such variations. (1) Researchers keep coming up with new tests! Cross Chiropractic 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 studying biomarkers and their role in low back pain. Researchers wondered if there was a variance 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 noting an overproduction of proinflammatory components in both types of patients. (2) Another report revealed 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 Sandy Springs chiropractor follow your back pain in a new way.

BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL MANIPULATION

The chiropractic treatment plan at Cross Chiropractic Center now heavily relies on gentle spinal manipulation to reduce pain. A blood test study for biomarkers taken at the start of and 2 weeks after such spinal manipulative treatment found significant (though limited and diverse) changes in the production of several biomarkers in acute and chronic back pain patients. Pain and disability scores dropped too. (4) These are beneficial findings for the implementation of spinal manipulation for back pain. Cross Chiropractic Center is excited to see more information about biomarker-level changes with Sandy Springs 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 discusses how use of chiropractic spinal manipulation and Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction may well surpass pain relief.

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment soon. Every day, pain and inflammation come to our clinic together. Our treatment helps decrease their impact on the lives of our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients.

 
Cross Chiropractic Center shares encouraging news about the influence of spinal manipulation may be shown via blood test biomarkers. 
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