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Possible Regeneration for Brooks Disc Degeneration

The future: disc re-generation! It’s an exciting possibility being today. Turning disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers all around. What’s the most recent proposed process? Distraction. Just what your Brooks chiropractor at Soft Health and Healing Clinic is quite experienced in delivering! Brooks chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Brooks back pain related to disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration reports spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION FACTORS

Researchers are sounding more and more positive about disc regeneration. A new set of researchers defined the biochemical, mechanical, and structural modifications that must all come together to lead to disc degeneration in the first place. Giving credit to previous studies on degenerated discs, they conceded that traction/distraction has been shown to enhance disc height and reduce intervertebral pressure. (Research regarding biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction utilized at Soft Health and Healing Clinic has demonstgrated a 17% increase in disc height, a 28% increase in area, and an intradiscal pressure decrease in lumbar spine discs to as low as -192mmHg pressure. (1) ) They clarified that not all levels of disc degeneration can be regenerated as all the right circumstances must converge for regenerating the disc that did so for its degeneration. They explain that their research showed that traction interrupted the cycle of disc degeneration in the experimental study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is best to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic tracks this research most enthusiastically.

IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH: LOW TENSION DISTRACTION

Another published paper explained that there is greater reconstruction and better effectiveness of disc regeneration or repair when low-tension traction instead of high tension traction is used. The researchers described that the lab findings are based upon the proteoglycan content of the spinal intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus, the very center of the disc, which consists of proteoglycans. The proteoglycan content of the nucleus increased significantly. Both 2 and 4 weeks of traction resulted in change, but 4 weeks’ changes were significantly better to 2 weeks. Other disc changes researchers described were the pores in the bony endplate, their number and diameter that all improved. (3) A third study on this topic of potential disc regeneration reported that 28 days of compression followed by 28 days of distraction resulted in disc rehydration, accelerated extracellular matrix gene expression, and augmented numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers as support, Soft Health and Healing Clinic provides safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Brooks back pain sufferers are glad we do!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he relays how The Cox® Technic System is designed for back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Brooks chiropractic visit today. If you suffer with disc degeneration- related back pain, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so far away. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Brooks back pain patients have hope!

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in potentially regenerating degenerated discs. 
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