New Hampshire Spine and Sport Highlights Curcumin's Benefit for Neurological Diseases

June 09, 2020

4000 years of consumption. That’s quite a history! Curcumin claims 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 investigate just what an impact it has on disease. And there is a difference! Curcumin as an anti-inflammatory substance is finding recognition for positive influence on neurological diseases, cell death, and pain. New Hampshire Spine and Sport remains interested in curcumin’s beneficial role in possible inflammation and Southern New Hampshire back pain reduction.


Curcumin has an expansive history of use going back 4000 years (1) yet a briefer history of use currently 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 suggested that curcumin could be a “future drug of therapy for the treatment of various neurological disorders.” Diabetic neuropathy, tardive dyskinesia, and major depression are among those such orders. They requested 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 halt reactive astrocyte expression and thus preventing cell death is beneficial. (3) Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor understands the role of cell death in degenerative spinal conditions like disc disease and values the potential curcumin has in addressing cell death and decreasing inflammation and thus reducing Southern New Hampshire back pain.


What is the optimal way to integrate curcumin for maximal benefit? Diet and/or supplementation. A curcumin rich diet is reported to counteract diseases like cancer and diabetes as well as decrease inflammation. A new paper 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 authors share the cellular and molecular mechanisms and clinical trial outcomes regarding the use of curcumin in healthy people and people with such diseases. (1) New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows many Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients would like the simpler supplementation route which is quite easy and effective. New Hampshire Spine and Sport will suggest what is right for you and your Southern New Hampshire 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 presents 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment at New Hampshire Spine and Sport today. You don’t have to wait 4000 years to understand that curcumin might benefit you, your pain and/or your neurological disease.

New Hampshire Spine and Sport presents new findings on the benefit of curcumin on inflammation reduction and even neurological disease containment.