Fernandina Beach 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 show that the effect of spinal manipulation may go beyond the spine to potentially control inflammation and its influence on spine pain. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic views 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 key to the Fernandina Beach 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 taking place in the body. In the realm 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 tell the story.  A recent 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 capable of producing brain resting-state functional connectivity to study such alterations. (1) Researchers continue thinking up new tests! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 contrast in the inflammatory profiles of nonspecific acute and chronic low back pain sufferers. They found a distinct difference in that there was a difference 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 kinds of tests may help your Fernandina Beach chiropractor monitor your back pain in a new way.

BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL MANIPULATION

The chiropractic treatment plan at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic currently heavily relies on gentle spinal manipulation to relieve 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 encouraging findings for the use of spinal manipulation for back pain. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is excited to learn more about biomarker-level changes with Fernandina Beach 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 go beyond pain relief.

Make your Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment soon. Daily, pain and inflammation come through our door together. Our treatment helps ease their impact on the lives of our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients.

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