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 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
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.