August 2019 Healthy News: The Role of Inflammation in Back Pain and The Anti-Inflammatory Potential of Devils Claw

The role of inflammation in Eugene back pain is real. Chiropractic care can help. 

INFLAMMATION’S ROLE IN BACK AND NECK PAIN

It is all (well, a lot) about inflammation! Eugene back pain sufferers who have acute or chronic pain have an imbalance of pro-inflammatory (TNFA, IL-1B, IL-6, IL-2 and IFN) and anti-inflammatory (IL-1 TA, STNFR2, IL-10) factors. The pro-inflammatory mediators prevail. They will be more present in back pain patients than the anti-inflammatory ones. And patients like you notice this discrepancy! They will have higher visual analog scale scores for pain. (1)  Even more specifically, the level of lumbar radicular (leg) pain disc herniation patients experience is newly linked to the level of inflammatory marker microRNA-17 found in their disc’s nucleus pulposus. MicroRNAs modulate neuroinflammatory processes like the one set off when a disc herniates. (2) Inflammation is a piece of the disc herniation event. The body’s inflammatory response to spine pain is real. Your Eugene chiropractor knows this and helps reduce the inflammatory as well as mechanical factors influencing your Eugene back pain, neck pain, leg pain and arm pain experience.  

Listen to this discussion on 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.  

 

Eugene 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 known for its healing activity, particularly its role in decreasing inflammation. (3) Osteoarthritis responds well to it. In new research, Devil’s Claw reportedly hampered nitric oxide, inflammatory cytokines (IL-6, IL-1β, and TNF-α), and PGE2 and averted arachidonic acid metabolism and eicosanoid biosynthesis, leading to COX-2 inhibition and reduced inflammation. (4) Your chiropractor is well aware that decreasing inflammation is not a one-pronged approach. Adding Devil’s Claw to the Eugene chiropractic treatment plan may enhance the inflammation reduction you want to get you to the pain reduction you desire.

CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic

Eugene back pain brings on inflammation. Herniating a disc brings on inflammation. Eugene chiropractic care at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic that incorporates anti-inflammatory Devil’s Claw supplementation may decrease the inflammation and the pain. Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment today!

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