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Ashburn 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 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

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 looking to 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 wondered 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 leaning toward 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 MANIPULATION

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!

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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 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.

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn presents encouraging news about the influence of spinal manipulation may be shown via blood test biomarkers. 
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