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Montreal Pain and Inflammation Helped by Spinal Manipulation

Pain and inflammation are known partners. Spinal manipulation has been utilized to reduce spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and leg pain. New studies show that the effect of spinal manipulation may go beyond the spine to potentially mediate inflammation and its influence on spine pain. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic sees improvement in our spine pain patients on many fronts: pain reduction, function improvement, etc. The functions of inflammation in back pain and of spinal manipulation in decreasing that pain is key to the Montreal chiropractic treatment plan.

BIOMARKERS

Biomarkers are quantifiable indicators of body function via tests like blood pressure, urine testing, blood testing, imaging, etc. Biomarkers can signify normal and abnormal processes taking place in the body. In the area 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 related the story.  A recent biomarker test is brain imaging. What makes brain imaging interesting? Researchers recognize that chronic back pain certainly changes the spine and believe that it changes the brain structure. Brain imaging is a non-invasive biomarker able to produce brain resting-state functional connectivity to analyze such alterations. (1) Researchers continue coming up with new tests! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is observing these biomarker findings watchfully.

BIOMARKER TESTING FOR BACK PAIN

As low back pain continues to dominate healthcare as one of the greatest contributors to disability globally, researchers are studying biomarkers and their role in low back pain. Researchers wondered if there was a contrast in the inflammatory profiles of nonspecific acute and chronic low back pain sufferers. They found a distinct difference in that there was an imbalance between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediator levels noting an overproduction of proinflammatory components in both types of patients. (2) Another report found 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 Montreal chiropractor monitor your back pain in a new way.

BIOMARKER TESTING OF BACK PAIN RESPONSE TO SPINAL MANIPULATION

The chiropractic treatment plan at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic now heavily relies on gentle spinal manipulation to reduce pain. A blood test study for biomarkers taken at the start of and 2 weeks after such spinal manipulative treatment found significant (though limited and diverse) alterations in the production of several biomarkers in acute and chronic back pain patients. Pain and disability scores fell too. (4) These are beneficial findings for the use of spinal manipulation for back pain. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is excited to learn more about biomarker-level changes with Montreal 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 describes how use of chiropractic spinal manipulation and Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction may well go beyond pain relief.

Make your Montreal chiropractic appointment soon. Daily, pain and inflammation come through our door together. Our treatment helps decrease their influence on the lives of our Montreal chiropractic patients.

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic presents encouraging news about the influence of spinal manipulation may be shown via blood test biomarkers. 
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