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Vancouver Disc Centers Treats Back Pain and Its Inflammatory Process

Red. Swollen. Hot. Painful. Signs of inflammation that no Vancouver back pain patient desires. Vancouver Disc Centers offers chiropractic services to decrease back pain by recognizing and dealing with any associated inflammation.

INFLAMMATION AND BACK PAIN RELATED

How can you tell if there is inflammation? Like anything else, researchers look for a means to measure it. To measure inflammation, researchers try to find inflammatory biomarkers, biological markers like tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), C-reactive protein (CRP), and interleukin-6, interleukin-1β, that revealed an increase. Researchers have uncovered that chronic inflammation increased cytokine production and triggered pro-inflammatory pathways that may lead to non-specific low back pain. (1) Researchers detected systemic inflammation in chronic LBP and may influence transition from acute to persistent low back pain. Specifically, CRP was discovered to be elevated in acute low back pain patients versus control patients. TNF was greater in back pain patients particularly in patients with depression. (2) Since researchers have already documented that inflammation is tied to back pain, Vancouver Disc Centers realizes that inflammation must be decreased to help in reducing Vancouver back pain.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION

Well, first, understand what inflammation does. Researchers used lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to create intervertebral disc degeneration in experiments. They set out to figure out what might potentially decrease the produced back pain that comes with it and/or even avert the degeneration in the first place so we humans don’t have to experience low back pain at all! That is a tough call though, Vancouver Disc Centers knows. But follow this: researchers utilized LPS to establish the degeneration that preceded low back pain. They discovered that procyanidin B3 (PRO-B3) seen in our diets blocked the production of inflammatory markers - tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-Α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and nitric oxide – associated with disc degeneration. It also prevented the loss of the disc’s gelatin nucleus pulposus cells and structural damage of its anulus fibrosus (outer rings of disc). What’s all this mean to researchers looking for a way to stop degenerative disc degeneration (DDD)? PRO-B3 may be considered as a treatment agent for intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). This is a welcome bit of information for those 80% of us adults who are on track to experience IVDD, a major cause of low back pain. (3) Another current paper described that the p38 MAPK inflammatory pathway may be a way to defer DDD utilizing the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Genistein. (4) That’s encouraging for the treatment of Vancouver back pain and inflammation.

Vitamin D FOR INFLAMMATION

Research says that vitamin D deficiency is linked with low back pain that is stronger in younger women and in those with more severe deficiency. (5) Vitamin D deficiency is linked to lumbar disc disease and more severe low back pain in postmenopausal women. (6) Let us talk about your vitamin D status at your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Sarah Murrow on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. In this episode, Dr. Murrow and her patient present how the Cox® Technic System alleviated back pain due to disc bulges.

Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers to get rid of those inflammation markers of red, hot, swollen and painful that are so bothersome to your spinal nerves causing Vancouver low back pain.
 
Vancouver Disc Centers addresses the inflammatory process that accompanies back pain as well as the pain itself. 
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