Healthy News June 2022

The Buffalo, NY chiropractic care offers back pain-relieving treatment that is shown to reduce related inflammation as well.

BACK PAIN and INFLAMMATION: Link & Test

The exam for the diagnosis of back pain conditions has a new tool: urine testing! Why? Inflammation. Inflammation can be spotted via serum tests like this that test for biomarker activity.  The association between inflammation and back pain has been investigated. A rat study documented that, compared to sham treatment, manipulation and mobilization relieved sciatic radicular pain by possibly reducing neuroinflammation and inhibiting nitric oxide synthase expression. (1) More recently, chiropractic researchers have investigated specifically the effect of chiropractic care on levels of the biomarker cytokine called tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) via urine tests. Described as a strong pro-inflammatory cytokine closely associated with intervertebral disc degeneration that may trigger other cytokines’ (interleukin-6 or interleukin-1β) reactions as well, TNF-α levels were discovered to be elevated in patients with severe sciatica and chronic low back pain compared with milder symptomatic patients and healthy volunteers. Specifically, the urine tests of chronic low back pain patients showed significantly higher baseline levels of TNF-α. The good news: These levels were significantly lower after 4-6 weeks of chiropractic care! These levels did not associate to pain intensity or disability. (2) Chiropractic care incorporating spinal manipulation like the gentle form of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression your Buffalo, NY chiropractor uses has been experienced as pain-relieving in a mean of 12 visits and 30 days. (3) Bring your back pain and its related inflammation to The Novelli Wellness Center!          

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his pain-relieving chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management of a female patient with severe sciatica.   

The Novelli Wellness Center shares the powerful effects of the blueberry including anti-inflammatory benefits.  

Buffalo, NY CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: The Anti-Inflammatory Blueberry

Researchers have described the blueberry as anti-inflammatory as well as anti-obesity, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, neuroprotective and more. Studies have shown that the blueberry mediated how nuclear receptors act. (4) More specifically, the anti-inflammatory action of the blueberry was found to slow inflammation by reducing the production of inflammatory factors and improving immunity. The main targets of the blueberry’s anti-inflammatory efforts were TNF, ESR1, AGTR1 and IGF1. (5) Notice TNF is in that list? The Novelli Wellness Center hopes you like blueberries! They are good for you, our Buffalo, NY back pain patient, and all of us.

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