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Brooks Nutrition Approaches for Degenerated Discs: Broccoli, Aloe and Grapeseed Oil

Who knew? Researchers are an interesting breed. How they think up things to experiment with is a fascination! What would prompt them to think “broccoli, aloe vera and grapeseed may positively impact disc degeneration” is a marvel to Soft Health and Healing Clinic and surely to our Brooks chiropractic patients, but a good marvel! They just might be onto something to help degenerated discs which trigger back pain, neck pain, and disturbance of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Brooks low back pain is quite closely linked to degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Brooks degenerated disc is defined by a reduced number of cells and alteration to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In several of these studies, rabbit discs are studied as they are similar to human discs. In one rabbit study, researchers studied the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the use of broccoli sprout extract. They proposed and their study found that it had preventive and restorative effects on degenerated discs. (1) In another rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were put on degenerated discs. Due to their being natural flavonoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, grapeseed extracts were tried to find out how their inhibitory and anabolic effects would be on degenerated discs. They proved to be preventive and restorative in terms of stopping the degradation of disc tissues’ collagen fibrils. (2) In a third study, aloe vera gel was applied to degenerated discs of rabbits. Aloe vera gel halted and reversed disc degeneration. Researchers stated that there was a statistically significant (a big deal!) gradual reversal of degenerative changes. These changes were noted in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cell rise, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Soft Health and Healing Clinic will follow these interesting studies and see how they will apply to human use. Maybe these results will inspire Brooks chiropractic patients to enjoy more broccoli, utilize grapeseed, and find a way to use some aloe vera gel?

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Krause about disc degeneration on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation of nutrition, exercise, and treatment of the painful degenerated disc.

Make your next Brooks chiropractic appointment soon. We can chat about if you knew just how effective such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli could be on relieving Brooks back pain by treating the herniated disc.

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic presents interesting studies on how to address degenerated discs with grapeseed oil, aloe and broccoli sprout extract. 
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