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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no Ashburn back pain patient desires. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn delivers chiropractic services to decrease back pain by recognizing and addressing any associated inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you differentiate if there is inflammation? Like other issues, researchers search for a means 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 revealed an increase. Researchers have discovered that chronic inflammation increased cytokine production and activated pro-inflammatory pathways that may bring about non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers detected 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 verified that inflammation is linked to back pain, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows that inflammation must be decreased to help in reducing Ashburn back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, know what inflammation does. Researchers used lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to simulate intervertebral disc degeneration in trials. They set out to see what might help reduce the produced back pain that comes with it and/or even prevent the degeneration in the first place so we humans do not have to be subjected to low back pain at all! That’s a tough call though, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows. But follow this: researchers utilized LPS to establish the degeneration that preceded 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 – linked to 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 mean to researchers seeking a way to prevent 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 get IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another recent paper explained that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be a way to delay DDD using the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That’s hopeful in the treatment of Ashburn back pain and inflammation.

Vitamin D FOR INFLAMMATION

Research states that vitamin D deficiency is associated 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 Ashburn chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn

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 Ashburn chiropractic appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so bothersome to your spinal nerves inciting Ashburn low back pain.
 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn addresses the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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