August 2019 Healthy News: The Role of Inflammation in Back Pain and The Anti-Inflammatory Potential of Devils Claw INFLAMMATION’S ROLE IN BACK AND NECK PAIN It’s all (well, a lot) about inflammation! Fort Wayne back pain sufferers with acute or chronic pain have an inequality of pro-inflammatory (TNFA, IL-1B, IL-6, IL-2 and IFN) and anti-inflammatory (IL-1 TA, STNFR2, IL-10) components. The pro-inflammatory mediators win. They will be more present in back pain patients than the anti-inflammatory ones. And patients like you notice this difference! They will have higher visual analog scale scores for pain. (1) Even more distinctively, the level of lumbar radicular (leg) pain disc herniation patients experience is recently associated with the level of inflammatory marker microRNA-17 seen in their disc’s nucleus pulposus. MicroRNAs control neuroinflammatory processes like the one started when a disc herniates. (2) Inflammation is a piece of the disc herniation event. The inflammatory response of the body to spine pain is real. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor knows this and helps diminish the inflammatory as well as mechanical issues influencing your Fort Wayne back pain, neck pain, leg pain and arm pain experience. Listen to this discussion about care of the disc herniation with Cox® Technic on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as Dr. Jonathon Cerutti shares the success of pain reduction for his patient. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Devil’s Claw for Inflammation Devil’s Claw helps decrease inflammation! Traditional medicine has used it for many years for a variety of ailments. The harpagoside compound of Devil’s Claw is noted for its beneficial activity, especially its role in reducing inflammation. (3) Osteoarthritis reacts well to it. In new research, Devil’s Claw reportedly inhibited nitric oxide, inflammatory cytokines (IL-6, IL-1β, and TNF-α), and PGE2 and prevented arachidonic acid metabolism and eicosanoid biosynthesis, leading to COX-2 inhibition and decreased inflammation. (4) Your chiropractor is well aware that decreasing inflammation is not a one-pronged approach. The Devil’s Claw’s addition to the Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan may increase the inflammation reduction you want to help you attain the pain reduction you desire. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Fort Wayne back pain brings on inflammation. Herniating a disc brings on inflammation. Fort Wayne chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc that includes anti-inflammatory Devil’s Claw supplementation may reduce the inflammation and the pain. Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now! "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."