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Watertown Wellness Center Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no Watertown back pain patient desires. Watertown Wellness Center offers chiropractic services to reduce back pain by identifying and dealing with any associated inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you tell if there is inflammation? Like anything else, researchers look for ways to measure it. To measure inflammation, researchers try to find inflammatory biomarkers, biological markers like tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), C-reactive protein (CRP), and interleukin-6, interleukin-1β, that showed an increase. Researchers have uncovered that chronic inflammation raised cytokine production and stimulated pro-inflammatory pathways that may cause non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers observed systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may influence transition from acute to persistent low back pain. Specifically, CRP was found elevated in acute low back pain patients and not in control patients. TNF was higher in back pain patients particularly in patients with depression. (2) Since researchers have already recorded that inflammation is linked to back pain, Watertown Wellness Center knows that inflammation must be decreased to help in reducing Watertown back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, understand what inflammation does. Researchers used lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to simulate intervertebral disc degeneration in experiments. They want to see what may help decrease the generated back pain that comes with it and/or even avert the degeneration initially so we humans do not have to suffer low back pain at all! That is a tall order though, Watertown Wellness Center understands. But follow this: researchers utilized LPS to establish the degeneration that led to low back pain. They discovered that procyanidin B3 (PRO-B3) seen in our diets inhibited the production of inflammatory markers - tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-Α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and nitric oxide – associated with disc degeneration. It also stopped the loss of the disc’s gelatinous nucleus pulposus cells and structural damage of its anulus fibrosus (outer rings of disc). What does all this signify to researchers seeking a way to prevent degenerative disc degeneration (DDD)? PRO-B3 may be looked at as a treatment agent for intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). This is a welcome bit of information for those 80% of us adults who are on track to experience IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another current paper described that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be able to postpone DDD using the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That’s encouraging for the treatment of Watertown back pain and inflammation.

Vitamin D FOR INFLAMMATION

Research states that vitamin D deficiency is linked with low back pain that is stronger in younger women and in those with more severe deficiency. (5) Vitamin D deficiency is linked to lumbar disc disease and more severe low back pain in postmenopausal women. (6) Let’s talk about your vitamin D status at your next Watertown chiropractic appointment.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Sarah Murrow on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. In this episode, Dr. Murrow and her patient present how the Cox® Technic System alleviated back pain due to disc bulges.

Schedule your next Watertown chiropractic appointment with Watertown Wellness Center to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so bothersome to your spinal nerves causing Watertown low back pain.
 
Watertown Wellness Center tackles the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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