At a Glance:
          The Anti-Inflammatory Mechanism of Chiropractic
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  1. 1. At a Glance: The Anti-Inflammatory Mechanism of Chiropractic Andrew S. Bonci, DC, DAAPM, BCETS, FAAETS Chairman, Department of Diagnostic Sciences Cleveland Chiropractic College, Kansas City Produce Irritation Tissue distortion resulting from either acute traumatic injury or Prostaglandins build-up in the chronic postural strain instigates joints and muscles irritating the and sustains the production of pain-sensitive nerves embedded prostaglandins. in these distorted tissues. Inf lan e Ba s t o r ce Blo mati lam Re ck on Chiropractic adjustments remove the offending tissue distortion which stops the production of prostaglandins. So long as these inflammatory fluids are present, the risk of a "stress" response is magnified carrying with it immune, psychologic and social consequences. References: Brown RE. An introduction to neuroendocrinology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. Cailliet R. Pain: Mechanisms and management. Philadelphia: FA DavisCompany, 1993. Leach RA. The chiropractic theories. 3rd ed Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1994. Hooshmand H. Chronic pain: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, prevention and management. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1993. Marshal JA, Kendall MD. The physiology of immunity. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1996. McPhee SJ, et al. Pathophysiology of disease: An introduction to clinical medicine. 2nd ed Stamford, CT: Appleton-Lange, 1997. Plotnikoff NP, et al. Cytokines: Stress and immunioty. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1999.

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