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Auburn Back Pain Related to Inflammation Reduced with Melatonin

Inflammation. Disc Degeneration. There is a relationship. Inflammation is the body’s response to harmful stimuli (injury, pathogens, metabolic stress – a disc herniation pushing on a nerve!) as it attempts to restore itself to normal before the harm was achieved. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is always amazed at how the body takes care of itself! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. sees its Auburn chiropractic care as the body’s partner 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 proving value by interrupting 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 linked to intervertebral disc degeneration. (1) IL-1 β actually promotes itself, its own expression, by upregulating NLRP3 inflammasome activation. (2) The body controls itself down to its cellular level via autophagy, the natural process during which the body’s cells clear out damaged (ie, by inflammation) or unneeded parts. In a recent study, melatonin boosted autophagy and lessened the degradation of the disc’s extracellular matrix (technically marked by a decrease in marker LC3B, autophagasomes and autolysosomes and inhibition of the NF-kB signaling pathway). The final conclusion was that melatonin inhibits intervertebral disc degeneration by promoting autophagy. (3) Wow. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is inspired by this research to see just how well melatonin can perform for Auburn back pain linked to disc degeneration.

MELATONIN AND ITS HEALING WAYS FOR THE DISC

Disc degeneration is quite a common malady seen at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. that positive news of melatonin’s benefits are quite rousing. A recent study described that melatonin could modulate the extracellular matrix of the disc remodeling process initiated by IL-1 β. Further, melatonin reduced the inflammatory cell collection and reduced the release of connected inflammatory markers IL-1β, IL-6, and TNF-α. With this new discovery that melatonin disrupted the IL-1B feedback loop, researchers proposed that melatonin may contribute to the restoration process of intervertebral discs after damage has already been done. (1) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. continues following the new research regarding the role inflammation has in Auburn disc degeneration and melatonin’s role in combatting it.

INFLAMMATION AND MELATONIN

The significance of melatonin in assisting to slow or stop painful conditions due to inflammation is growing. The description of melatonin as a multitasking molecule influencing mood, immunity, and energy among other things is quite apropos. It’s also anti-oxidant, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory, specifically by blocking 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 influences the body’s aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptosis (cell death), and autophagy (cell-cleanout) activities. (1) Melatonin’s specific effect on inflammation and disc degeneration is most attention-getting to Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. and our Auburn 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 Auburn chiropractic appointment with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. soon. We can discuss how inflammation affects your back pain and how melatonin may help with the related disc degeneration.

 
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. presents new findings that melatonin interrupts the inflammatory process in disc degeneration that causes back pain. 
 
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