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

The role of inflammation in Montreal back pain is real. Chiropractic care can manage it. 

INFLAMMATION’S ROLE IN BACK AND NECK PAIN

It is all (well, a lot) about inflammation! In Montreal back pain patients - acute or chronic back pain sufferers - there is 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 greater in back pain patients than the anti-inflammatory ones. And patients like you detect 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 newly associated with the level of inflammatory marker microRNA-17 seen in their disc’s nucleus pulposus. MicroRNAs modulate neuroinflammatory processes like the one set off when a disc herniates. (2) Inflammation is a part of the disc herniation event. The inflammatory response of the body to spine pain is real. Your Montreal chiropractor knows this and helps lessen the inflammatory as well as mechanical issues affecting your Montreal 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.  

 

Montreal 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 all types of ailments. The harpagoside compound of Devil’s Claw is noted for its therapeutic 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 understands that reducing inflammation is not a one-pronged approach. The addition of Devil’s Claw to the Montreal chiropractic treatment plan may enhance the inflammation reduction you want to help you attain the pain reduction you desire.

CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic

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

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