Updated: Jan 23, 2020
Inflammation plays a major roles in low back pain, arthritis, and many other disease pathologies. Below is a study investigating the relationship between chiropractic adjustments and inflammation:
“SMT-treated subjects show a time-dependent attenuation of LPS-induced production of the inflammatory cytokines unrelated to systemic levels of SP. This suggests SMT-related down-regulation of inflammatory-type responses via a central yet unknown mechanism.”
- J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2006.
In this study individuals receiving a single session of spinal adjustment demonstrated an objective decrease of inflammation. This partly explains why Chiropractic is effective for people suffering from pain and loss of function.
Dr. David Satterfield, Chiropractor