Pain and inflammation are known partners.
Spinal manipulation has been used to reduce 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. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office views improvement in our spine pain
patients on many fronts: pain reduction,
function improvement, etc. The roles of inflammation in back
pain and of spinal manipulation in decreasing that pain is key
to the Groton 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 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 recent biomarker test is brain
imaging. What makes brain imaging interesting? Researchers realize
that chronic back pain surely changes the spine
and believe that it changes the brain structure. Brain
imaging 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! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is following
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 variance in the inflammatory
profiles of nonspecific acute and chronic low back pain sufferers. They found
a distinct difference in that there was a
difference between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediator levels leaning
toward an overproduction of proinflammatory components in both types of
patients. (2) Another report 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 Groton chiropractor observe
your back pain in a novel way.
BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL
The chiropractic treatment plan at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office currently
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 too. (4) These are encouraging
findings for the use of spinal manipulation for back pain.
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is excited to learn more about
biomarker-level changes with Groton spinal manipulation!
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
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 go beyond pain relief.
Schedule your Groton
chiropractic appointment now. Daily, pain and
inflammation come to our clinic together. Our treatment
helps ease their influence on the lives of
our Groton chiropractic patients.