Have you seen the news about pain control drugs? The push is
on most everywhere as well as in Vancouver to reduce the use of opioid
drugs for pain relief. For Vancouver Spine Care Centre, non-drug pain relief options are
our forte. Low back pain and neck pain for Vancouver chiropractic
patients are often controlled and relieved using several different non-drug and
non-surgical approaches. The Vancouver chiropractic services range
from gentle Cox Technic spinal manipulation to a natural pain relieving
supplement containing curcumin. Vancouver Spine Care Centre
excitedly shares how curcumin is a non-drug approach to pain relief that really
The call is on to find a disease-modifying treatment for
diseases like osteoarthritis that relieves pain, reduces inflammation and
promotes regeneration. (1) For
osteoarthritis and other such inflammatory-based diseases for which there are
few treatment options that seem to work, curcumin has a huge potential. Comparing
curcumin to corticosteroids, curcumin is superior in its anti-inflammatory benefit.
(2) Vancouver Spine Care Centre sees many patients with back pain that often
involves an inflammatory component. Vancouver chiropractic patients
would appreciate a way to ease painful inflammation.
Widely recognized in the cancer treatment arena, curcumin
reduces inflammation and thus pain. (2,3) What about inflammation and pain
related to spinal conditions? When the back is inflamed or the spinal nerves
are irritated by mechanical or chemical influences, curcumin may well be beneficial,
too! It’s noted in the research that opioid analgesics for chronic low back
pain offer modest short-term pain relief while long-term efficacy is lacking. For acute low back pain, the
effectiveness is unknown. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre knows there must be something with
a better track record for pain relief and recovery.
Curcumin again enters the discussion. Research shows that
curcumin promotes peripheral nerve regeneration in normal conditions and
promotes nerve regeneration and functional recovery after sciatic nerve injury.
(4) Additionally, it has
a neuroprotective effect on the dorsal root ganglion (DRG). (5) Curcumin decreases
the chemical inflammation of the DRG in chronic constriction
of the DRG. (6) These are welcome effects when treating Vancouver back
pain like Vancouver Spine Care Centre does all day long!
And Vancouver Spine Care Centre also offers chiropractic treatment into
the pain relieving treatment plan in the form of Cox Technic which includes
gentle stretching of spinal elements. The combination of stretching connective
tissue with ingesting anti-inflammatory nutrients like curcumin may offer even
more benefit as researchers report that stretching of connective tissue helps
boost the body’s own anti-inflammatory efforts in the acute phase of
inflammation. Stretching reduces the inflammatory lesion thickness and
neutrophil count and increases resolvin (anti-inflammatory lipid) concentrations
within the inflamed lesions. (7)
Contact Vancouver Spine Care Centre, and explore Vancouver chiropractic
for relief of your back pain with a comprehensive treatment plan that includes
the best of chiropractic care: spinal manipulation, nutrition and other
non-drug, non-surgical approaches. Curcumin offers non-drug pain control -
better than corticosteroids - an answer to today’s pain control drug issue!