Dallas, Texas, May 2015 – Parker University is very happy to congratulate Dr. Xue-Jun Song, whose research was recently recognized as a winner of the Louis Sportelli NCMIC Original Research Award at the 13th World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) biennual congress in Athens, Greece.

The award was one of three papers selected for recognition and was the only paper selected from a North American college or university. The work entitled “Spinal Manipulation Attenuates Neuropathic Pain through Activating Endogenous Anti-inflammatory Cytokine IL-10” was written by Parker University researchers Xue-Jun Song, MD & PhD, and co-authored by Harrison Ndetan, PhD and MPH. Their research investigated the role of cytokines in lower back pain and relief. These cell proteins are an important signaling system for nerves and critical to the pathogenesis of the suffering involved in lower back injuries. Their research found that one way spinal manipulation may alleviate chronic pain is through suppressing increased pro-inflammatory cytokines and activating endogenous anti-inflammatory cytokines in the spinal cord.

The award has a $5000 cash value that will be received with award certificates after the article has been approved for publication by the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics.