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Largo 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 potentially mediate inflammation and its impact on spine pain. Hollstrom & Associates Inc views improvement in our spine pain patients on several fronts: pain reduction, function improvement, etc. The roles of inflammation in back pain and of spinal manipulation in decreasing that pain is central to the Largo chiropractic treatment plan.

BIOMARKERS

Biomarkers are quantifiable indicators of body function via tests like blood pressure, urine testing, blood testing, imaging, etc. Biomarkers can signify normal and abnormal processes taking place in the body. In the area 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. Why brain? Researchers recognize that chronic back pain surely changes the spine and suggest that it changes the brain structure. Imaging of the brain is a non-invasive biomarker capable of producing brain resting-state functional connectivity to analyze such variations. (1) Researchers keep thinking up new tests! Hollstrom & Associates Inc is following 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 around the globe, 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 a disparity between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediator levels leaning toward an overproduction of proinflammatory components in both types of patients. (2) Another report found 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 kinds of tests may help your Largo chiropractor observe your back pain in a novel way.

BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL MANIPULATION

The chiropractic treatment plan at Hollstrom & Associates Inc now is based on gentle spinal manipulation to ease pain. A blood test study for biomarkers taken at the beginning of and 2 weeks after such spinal manipulative treatment found 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. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is excited to learn more about biomarker-level changes with Largo 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 describes how use of chiropractic spinal manipulation and Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction may well go beyond pain relief.

Make your Largo chiropractic appointment now. Every day, pain and inflammation come through our door together. Our treatment helps reduce their impact on the lives of our Largo chiropractic patients.

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares encouraging news about the influence of spinal manipulation may be shown via blood test biomarkers. 
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