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Hollstrom & Associates Inc Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no Largo back pain patient desires. Hollstrom & Associates Inc delivers chiropractic services to decrease back pain by identifying and addressing any related inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you tell if there’s inflammation? Like other issues, researchers look 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 exposed an increase. Researchers have discovered that chronic inflammation increased cytokine production and stimulated pro-inflammatory pathways that may cause non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers observed systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may influence transition from acute to persistent low back pain. Specifically, CRP was found elevated in acute low back pain patients versus control patients. TNF was greater in back pain patients especially in patients with depression. (2) Since researchers have already documented that inflammation is linked to back pain, Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows that inflammation must be reduced in order to help reduce Largo back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, know what inflammation does. Researchers made use of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to simulate intervertebral disc degeneration in experiments. They want to figure out what might potentially decrease the produced back pain that accompanies it and/or even avert the degeneration in the first place so we humans do not have to suffer low back pain at all! That is a tall order though, Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows. But follow this: researchers utilized LPS to establish the degeneration that preceded low back pain. They found that procyanidin B3 (PRO-B3) found in our diets prevented 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 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 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 have IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another recent paper described that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be a way to defer DDD utilizing the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That’s encouraging for the treatment of Largo back pain and inflammation.

Vitamin D FOR INFLAMMATION

Research states 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 linked to lumbar disc disease and more severe low back pain in postmenopausal women. (6) Let’s talk about your vitamin D intake at your next Largo chiropractic appointment.

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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 Largo chiropractic appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so bothersome to your spinal nerves inciting Largo low back pain.
 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc tackles the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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