Pain and inflammation are known companions.
Spinal manipulation has been utilized to decrease spine
pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and leg pain. New studies show
that the effect of spinal manipulation may go beyond the spine
to potentially control inflammation and its impact
on spine pain. Layden Chiropractic views 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 core
to the Plainville chiropractic treatment plan.
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 occurring in the body. In the area 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 tell the story. A recent biomarker test is brain
imaging. What makes brain imaging interesting? Researchers realize
that chronic back pain surely alters the spine
and believe that it alters the brain structure. Imaging of the brain is a non-invasive biomarker able
to produce brain resting-state functional connectivity to study
such alterations. (1) Researchers keep coming
up with new tests! Layden Chiropractic is observing
these biomarker findings carefully.
BIOMARKER TESTING FOR BACK PAIN
As low back pain keeps dominating
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 contrast in the inflammatory
profiles of nonspecific acute and chronic low back pain sufferers. They discovered
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 kinds
of tests may help your Plainville chiropractor observe
your back pain in a novel way.
BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL
The chiropractic treatment plan at Layden Chiropractic currently
heavily relies on gentle spinal manipulation to ease
pain. A blood test study for biomarkers taken at the start of and
2 weeks after such spinal manipulative treatment found
significant (though limited and diverse) alterations in the
production of several biomarkers in acute and chronic back pain patients. Pain
and disability scores fell as well. (4) These are beneficial
findings for the implementation of spinal manipulation for back pain.
Layden Chiropractic is excited to learn more about
biomarker-level changes with Plainville spinal manipulation!
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
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 Plainville
chiropractic appointment soon. Every day, pain and
inflammation come to our clinic together. Our treatment
helps decrease their influence on the lives of
our Plainville chiropractic patients.