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Montreal Back Pain Related to Inflammation Reduced with Melatonin

Inflammation. Disc Degeneration. There is a connection. Inflammation acts as the body’s response system to harmful stimuli (injury, pathogens, metabolic stress – a disc herniation pushing on a nerve!) as it tries to restore itself to normal before the harm was achieved. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is always amazed at what the body can do! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic sees its Montreal chiropractic care as a partner of the body’s system in healing especially when spine pain is an issue. Chiropractic care utilizes many tools like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition to help the body. Melatonin is one nutritional tool that is showing value by interrupting the inflammatory process related disc herniation that results in back pain, neck pain and other spine related pain.

DISC DEGENERATION AND INFLAMMATION AND 'AUTOPHAGY'

Inflammatory markers interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) are related to intervertebral disc degeneration. (1) IL-1 β in fact promotes itself, its own expression, by upregulating NLRP3 inflammasome activation. (2) The body regulates itself down to the cellular level via autophagy, the natural process during which the body’s cells clean out damaged (ie, by inflammation) or unneeded parts. In a new study, melatonin enhanced autophagy and lessened the degradation of the disc’s extracellular matrix (technically indicated by a decline in marker LC3B, autophagasomes and autolysosomes and inhibition of the NF-kB signaling pathway). The final conclusion was that melatonin inhibits intervertebral disc degeneration by promoting autophagy. (3) Wow. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is encouraged by this research to see just how well melatonin can perform for Montreal back pain linked to disc degeneration.

MELATONIN AND ITS HEALING WAYS FOR THE DISC

Disc degeneration is quite a common condition seen at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic that positive news of melatonin’s benefits are quite rousing. A new study explained how melatonin could modulate the extracellular matrix of the disc remodeling process started by IL-1 β. Additionally, melatonin decreased the inflammatory cell collection and reduced the release of associated inflammatory markers IL-1β, IL-6, and TNF-α. With this new finding that melatonin interrupted the IL-1B feedback loop, researchers postulated that melatonin may contribute to the restoration process of intervertebral discs after damage has already been done. (1) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic continues following the new research regarding the role inflammation plays in Montreal disc degeneration and melatonin’s role in tackling it.

INFLAMMATION AND MELATONIN

The importance of melatonin in helping to slow or stop painful conditions due to inflammation is growing. The description of melatonin as a multitasking molecule affecting mood, immunity, and energy among other mechanisms is quite fitting. It is also anti-oxidant, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory, specifically by blocking the activation of inflammasomes (4) Melatonin’s formal chemical name is as about as long as its list of tasks: N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine. The pineal gland produces melatonin naturally. Melatonin impacts the body’s aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptosis (cell death), and autophagy (cell-cleanout) processes. (1) Melatonin’s specific influence on inflammation and disc degeneration is most attention-getting to Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic and our Montreal back pain patients.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Hrefna Sylvia based in Iceland where back pain isn’t much different from any other country on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management manages disc degeneration for relief of chronic low back pain in her patient.

Schedule your Montreal chiropractic appointment with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic now. We can discuss how inflammation affects your back pain and how melatonin may address the related disc degeneration.

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic shares new findings that melatonin interrupts the inflammatory process in disc degeneration that causes back pain. 
 
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