Possible Regeneration for West Palm Beach Disc Degeneration

The future: disc re-generation! It is an exciting possibility being examined today. Converting disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers all around. What is the most recent suggested process? Distraction. Just what your West Palm Beach chiropractor at Moses Chiropractic is quite experienced in delivering! West Palm Beach chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For West Palm Beach back pain related to disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration studies spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION FACTORS

Researchers are sounding more and more optimistic about disc regeneration. A recent set of researchers defined the biochemical, mechanical, and structural modifications that must all come together to lead to disc degeneration initially. 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 about biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction utilized at Moses Chiropractic has demonstgrated a 17% increase in disc height, a 28% increase in area, and an intradiscal pressure drop 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 necessary conditions must converge for regenerating the disc that came together in its degeneration. They report that their research demonstrated that traction interrupted the cycle of disc degeneration in the laboratory study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is optimal to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Moses Chiropractic follows this research most enthusiastically.

IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH: LOW TENSION DISTRACTION

Another published paper stated 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 on the proteoglycan content of the spinal intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus, the very center of the disc, which is made up 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 superior to 2 weeks. Other disc changes researchers reported on 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, stimulated extracellular matrix gene expression, and increased numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers in mind, Moses Chiropractic provides safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. West Palm Beach back pain sufferers are happy 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 describes how The Cox® Technic System delivers back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic visit now. If you have disc degeneration- related back pain, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so far away. Moses Chiropractic is watching the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our West Palm Beach back pain patients have hope!

 
Moses Chiropractic shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in disc regeneration possibility. 
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