There may be no process that plays a greater role in the symptomatic state and response to treatment in the chiropractic practice than that of inflammation. The older theory of the inflammatory process assumed that it was a state that primarily “burns itself out”. While the emerging science has replaced that concept with the knowledge that the process is more a process of transitioning from the inflammatory state to a pro-resolving/anti-inflammatory state, clinical practice has been slow to change management strategies. There is now good evidence that the common practice if blocking inflammatory drivers such as the COX enzymes actually prevents this transition of the pro-resolving/anti-inflammatory state. The ongoing or longer-term use of these agents has been termed “resolution toxic”.
This course examines in detail the temporal relationship of the pro and anti inflammatory states and all of the factors involved in preventing and triggering this important transition.