Have you noticed you feel a sense of wellness after your Nashville chiropractor treatments? You’re standing up straighter. You feel less pain, and you are ready to conquer the world again.
Is this the placebo effect or is the treatment your chiropractor is giving you really causing positive changes in your body?
Some Canadian researchers tested the idea that the manipulations by a chiropractor may be affecting inflammation in the body. They examined two markers of inflammation found in the blood – one called C-reactive protein (CRP) and another called interleukin-6 (IL-6).
The researchers studied what would happen to the inflammation markers after a chiropractic care in 21 low back pain sufferers. Nine of the 21 patients received manipulations from a chiropractor and the others did not. The group that was treated by a chiropractor had a total of nine manipulations of the lower back. Compared to the control group, chiropractic patients had decreased inflammation markers down to normal levels. This suggests that chiropractic adjustments positively affect the immune system.
Chiropractic adjustments relieve compression of nerves at the level of the spinal cord. Afterwards, the nerve transmission flows properly to the organs and tissues in the body. Some of the nerve transmissions travel to different parts of the body that stimulate the immune system.
If a joint is not moving correctly, the body will try to heal it. Eventually that joint will develop inflammation. A chiropractic adjustment will relieve the pressure within the joint and restore the nerve transmission, blood flow, and venous return.
Isn’t it great to know your Nashville chiropractor can help decrease inflammation? Call Sweeney Chiropractic for an appointment today.
Roy, R.A., Boucher, J.P., and Comtois, A.S. Inflammatory response following a short-term course of chiropractic treatment in subjects with and without chronic low back pain. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2010; 9(3): 107-14.