Manchester Back Pain Related to Inflammation Reduced with Melatonin

Inflammation. Disc Degeneration. There is a relationship. Inflammation is the body’s response to damaging stimuli (injury, pathogens, metabolic stress – a disc herniation pushing on a nerve!) as it attempts to repair itself before the harm was done. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is always amazed at how the body takes care of itself! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries sees its Manchester chiropractic care as a partner of the body’s system in healing particularly when there is spine pain. Chiropractic care utilizes many tools like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition to help the body. Melatonin is one nutritional tool that is showing value in its ability to interrupt the inflammatory process related disc herniation that results in back pain, neck pain and other spine related pain.

DISC DEGENERATION AND INFLAMMATION AND 'AUTOPHAGY'

Inflammatory markers interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) are related to intervertebral disc degeneration. (1) IL-1 β actually promotes itself, its own expression, by upregulating NLRP3 inflammasome activation. (2) The body regulates itself down to the cellular level via autophagy, the natural process via which the body’s cells clear out damaged (ie, by inflammation) or unneeded parts. In a new study, melatonin increased autophagy and reduced the degradation of the disc’s extracellular matrix (technically indicated by a decline in marker LC3B, autophagasomes and autolysosomes and inhibition of the NF-kB signaling pathway). The end conclusion was that melatonin prevents intervertebral disc degeneration by promoting autophagy. (3) Wow. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is inspired by this research to see just how well melatonin can work for Manchester back pain linked to disc degeneration.

MELATONIN AND ITS HEALING WAYS FOR THE DISC

Disc degeneration is a very common malady seen at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries that positive news of melatonin’s benefits are quite rousing. A recent study explained how melatonin could modify the extracellular matrix of the disc remodeling process initiated by IL-1 β. Additionally, melatonin decreased the inflammatory cell collection and decreased the release of associated inflammatory markers IL-1β, IL-6, and TNF-α. With this new discovery that melatonin disrupted the IL-1B feedback loop, researchers suggested that melatonin may provide the healing process of intervertebral discs after damage was already present. (1) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries will keep following the new research on the role inflammation performs in Manchester disc degeneration and melatonin’s role in tackling it.

INFLAMMATION AND MELATONIN

The importance of melatonin in helping to slow or stop painful conditions due to inflammation is rising. The description of melatonin as a multitasking molecule influencing mood, immunity, and energy among other things is quite appropriate. It’s also anti-oxidant, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory, specifically by hindering the activation of inflammasomes (4) Melatonin’s formal chemical name is as about as long as its list of tasks: N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine. The pineal gland secretes melatonin naturally. Melatonin impacts the body’s aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptosis (cell death), and autophagy (cell-cleanout) processes. (1) Melatonin’s specific influence on inflammation and disc degeneration is most interesting to Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries and our Manchester back pain patients.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Hrefna Sylvia based in Iceland where back pain isn’t much different from any other country on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she illustrates how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management handles disc degeneration for relief of chronic low back pain in her patient.

Schedule your Manchester chiropractic appointment with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries today. We can talk about the role inflammation plays in your back pain experience and how melatonin may address the related disc degeneration.

 
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries presents new findings that melatonin interrupts the inflammatory process in disc degeneration that causes back pain. 
 
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