Pain and inflammation are known partners.
Spinal manipulation has been utilized to reduce 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 mediate inflammation and its influence
on spine pain. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn sees improvement in our spine pain
patients in several ways: pain reduction,
function improvement, etc. The functions of inflammation in back
pain and of spinal manipulation in decreasing that pain is key
to the Ashburn 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 occurring in the body. In the realm 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 newer biomarker test is brain
imaging. What makes brain imaging interesting? Researchers realize
that chronic back pain surely alters the spine
and suggest that it alters the brain structure. Imaging of the brain is a non-invasive biomarker capable of producing brain resting-state functional connectivity to study
such variations. (1) Researchers keep coming
up with new tests! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is observing
these biomarker findings watchfully.
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 studying
biomarkers and their role in low back pain. Researchers wanted to
know if there was a difference in the inflammatory
profiles of nonspecific acute and chronic low back pain sufferers. They found
a distinct difference in that there was an imbalance between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediator levels noting an overproduction of proinflammatory components in both types of
patients. (2) Another study 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 Ashburn chiropractor monitor
your back pain in a novel way.
BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL
The chiropractic treatment plan at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn now
is based on gentle spinal manipulation to relieve
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) changes in the
production of several biomarkers in acute and chronic back pain patients. Pain
and disability scores fell as well. (4) These are encouraging
findings for the use of spinal manipulation for back pain.
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is excited to learn more about
biomarker-level changes with Ashburn spinal manipulation!
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
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 Ashburn
chiropractic appointment now. Every day, pain and
inflammation come through our door together. Our treatment
helps decrease their impact on the lives of
our Ashburn chiropractic patients.