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 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
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!
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
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.