4000 years of use. That is some history! Curcumin has it. (Chiropractic delights in its 125-year history!) Curcumin’s history of dietary use in Eastern countries like China and India offers much data to researchers to study just what an impact it makes on disease. And there is a difference! Curcumin‘s anti-inflammatory ability is gaining credit for positive influence on neurological diseases, cell death, and pain. Young Chiropractic remains interested in curcumin’s beneficial role in potential inflammation and Easley back pain reduction.
Curcumin possesses an expansive history of use going back 4000 years (1) yet a briefer history of use in present day for its ability to modulate levels of various brain neurotransmitters as well as stopping cell death. Curcumin influences inflammatory cytokines, growth factors, and enzymes. (2) Back in 2010 researchers speculated that curcumin could be a “future drug of therapy for the treatment of various neurological disorders.” Diabetic neuropathy, tardive dyskinesia, and major depression are a few of those such orders. They recommended more clinical studies back then to place curcumin into therapeutic use because of its “neuroprotective action” in diseases like Alzheimer’s, tardive dyskinesia, major depression, epilepsy, and other such neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties may contribute to its neuroprotectiveness. Curcumin’s ability to slow or stop reactive astrocyte expression and thus preventing cell death is advantageous. (3) Your Easley chiropractor knows the role of cell death in degenerative spinal conditions like disc disease and values the potential curcumin has in addressing cell death and reducing inflammation and thus reducing Easley back pain.
CURCUMIN DIET AND SUPPLEMENTATION
What is the best way to incorporate curcumin for maximal benefit? Diet and/or supplementation. A curcumin rich diet is reported to offset diseases like cancer and diabetes as well as reduce inflammation. A new report on curcumin brings to light the role of curcumin in treating neurological diseases (spinal muscular atrophy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis and more). To bring more attention to curcumin’s benefits, the researchers share the cellular and molecular mechanisms and clinical trial outcomes of using curcumin in healthy people and people with such diseases. (1) Young Chiropractic knows many Easley chiropractic patients would like the simpler supplementation route which is quite easy and effective. Young Chiropractic will share what’s right for you and your Easley chiropractic treatment plan.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the benefits of anti-inflammatory efforts with curcumin in the relief plan for neck pain within the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment at Young Chiropractic today. You don’t have to wait 4000 years to realize that curcumin might benefit you, your pain and/or your neurological disease.