Pain and inflammation are known companions.
Spinal manipulation has been used to decrease spine
pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and leg pain. New studies show
that the effect of spinal manipulation may extend beyond the spine
to potentially mediate inflammation and its influence
on spine pain. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 reducing that pain is key
to the Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan.
Biomarkers are quantifiable indicators of
body function via tests like blood pressure, urine testing, blood testing,
imaging, etc. Biomarkers can indicate normal and abnormal
processes taking place 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 tell the story. A recent biomarker test is brain
imaging. Why brain? Researchers realize
that chronic back pain certainly alters the spine
and believe that it alters the brain structure. Brain
imaging is a non-invasive biomarker able
to produce brain resting-state functional connectivity to analyze
such variations. (1) Researchers continue coming
up with new tests! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is observing
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 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 discovered
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 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 higher. (3) These types
of tests may help your Fort Wayne chiropractor follow
your back pain in a novel way.
BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL
The chiropractic treatment plan at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc currently
is based on gentle spinal manipulation to relieve
pain. A blood test study for biomarkers taken at the start of and
2 weeks after such spinal manipulative treatment documented
significant (though limited and diverse) changes in the
production of several biomarkers in acute and chronic back pain patients. Pain
and disability scores dropped too. (4) These are encouraging
findings for the use of spinal manipulation for back pain.
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is excited to see more information about
biomarker-level changes with Fort Wayne 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 discusses how
use of chiropractic spinal manipulation and Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction may
well surpass pain relief.
Set up your Fort Wayne
chiropractic appointment now. Daily, pain and
inflammation come through our door together. Our treatment
helps reduce their impact on the lives of
our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients.