Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no Pensacola back pain patient wants to suffer. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers chiropractic services to decrease back pain by recognizing and addressing any related inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you deduce if there’s inflammation? Like anything else, researchers search for a means to measure it. To measure inflammation, researchers look for inflammatory biomarkers, biological markers like tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), C-reactive protein (CRP), and interleukin-6, interleukin-1β, that exposed an increase. Researchers have discovered that chronic inflammation increased cytokine production and activated pro-inflammatory pathways that may lead to non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers observed systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may affect transition from acute to persistent low back pain. Particularly, CRP was found elevated in acute low back pain patients versus control patients. TNF was higher in back pain patients particularly in patients with depression. (2) Since researchers have already recorded that inflammation is tied to back pain, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows that inflammation must be reduced in order to help reduce Pensacola back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, understand what inflammation does. Researchers used lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to create intervertebral disc degeneration in trials. They set out to see what may potentially decrease the produced back pain that comes with it and/or even avert the degeneration in the first place so we humans do not have to experience low back pain at all! That’s a tough call though, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows. But consider this: researchers utilized LPS to create the degeneration that preceded low back pain. They found that procyanidin B3 (PRO-B3) found 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 prevented the loss of the disc’s gelatin nucleus pulposus cells and structural damage of its anulus fibrosus (outer rings of disc). What does all this signify to researchers looking for a way to stop degenerative disc degeneration (DDD)? PRO-B3 may be considered as a treatment agent for intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). This is a welcome note 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 delay DDD using the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That is hopeful in the treatment of Pensacola back pain and inflammation.

Vitamin D FOR INFLAMMATION

Research says 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 connected to lumbar disc disease and more severe low back pain in postmenopausal women. (6) Let us talk about your vitamin D intake at your next Pensacola chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

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 Pensacola chiropractic appointment with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so troublesome to your spinal nerves inciting Pensacola low back pain.
 
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center tackles the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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