Paramus Pain and Inflammation Helped by Spinal Manipulation

Pain and inflammation are known partners. Spinal manipulation has been utilized to decrease 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 possibly control inflammation and its influence on spine pain. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center views improvement in our spine pain patients in several ways: pain reduction, function improvement, etc. The roles of inflammation in back pain and of spinal manipulation in decreasing that pain is central to the Paramus 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 taking place in the body. In the area 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 related the story.  A recent biomarker test is brain imaging. What makes brain imaging interesting? Researchers recognize that chronic back pain certainly changes the spine and believe that it changes the brain structure. Imaging of the brain 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! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is following these biomarker findings carefully.

BIOMARKER TESTING FOR BACK PAIN

As low back pain continues to dominate healthcare as one of the most significant contributors to disability globally, researchers are researching biomarkers and their role in low back pain. Researchers wanted to know if there was a variance in the inflammatory profiles of nonspecific acute and chronic low back pain sufferers. They discovered a distinct difference in that there was an imbalance between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediator levels leaning toward 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 elevated. (3) These types of tests may help your Paramus chiropractor follow your back pain in a novel way.

BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL MANIPULATION

The chiropractic treatment plan at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center currently is based 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 documented significant (though limited and diverse) alterations in the production of several biomarkers in acute and chronic back pain patients. Pain and disability scores fell as well. (4) These are beneficial findings for the implementation of spinal manipulation for back pain. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is excited to learn more about biomarker-level changes with Paramus 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 Paramus chiropractic appointment soon. Daily, pain and inflammation come to our clinic together. Our treatment helps decrease their influence on the lives of our Paramus chiropractic patients.

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center presents encouraging news about the influence of spinal manipulation may be shown via blood test biomarkers. 
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