West Palm Beach Exercise and Manipulation May Help Get Water into Disc

Water is central to the body. The body is composed of around 50% water. The spinal disc has about 80% water. Disc degeneration entails the loss of water and disc hydration. Chiropractic takes care of disc problems like disc degeneration with various forms of care. Exercise assists water diffusion into the disc. Spinal manipulation boosts diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water cannot hurt either!  Moses Chiropractic uses spinal manipulation to help our spine pain patients experiencing West Palm Beach back pain and neck pain and related leg and arm pain and recommends exercise to boost the effects of spinal manipulation to take care of the spinal disc.

DIFFUSION OF WATER INTO THE DISC VIA EXERCISE

Can exercise benefit the intervertebral disc in non-specific low back pain sufferers? Researchers described how muscles, tendons and bone do respond positively, so they looked at the disc to see if it does.  One new study used imaging to learn. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after 6 months of exercise in the patient with non specific low back pain, the researchers did not uncover a benefit though at 3 months the imaging showed increased L5S1 diffusion coefficients. They stated that other types of low back pain sufferers may respond differently. (1) Interesting. The increased 'apparent diffusion coefficients' is promising though when we look at other articles about diffusion of water into the disc. Wong explained that non-specific low back pain patients who responded with greater than 30% relief to spinal manipulation therapy compared with non-responders demonstrated a higher apparent diffusion coefficient for disc diffusion of water. (2) If exercise can enhance that even a bit, it has a spot in neck and back pain management. At the very least, a West Palm Beach back pain sufferer may well improve the odds of responding to conservative care by raising the water content of disc with exercise and spinal manipulation!

West Palm Beach SPINAL MANIPULATION AND WATER DIFFUSION INTO THE DISC

Studies of manual therapy and traction effects on the intervertebral disc in back pain patients demonstrated that there is an effect on the physiology (the structure and function) of the disc mainly via water diffusion and molecular transport. Both of these are vital for a healthy disc. (3) Beattie reported that changes in the water diffusion within the discs at L1-2, L2-3, and L5S1 were appreciated after only one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) Moses Chiropractic uses the gentle distraction treatment called Cox Technic spinal manipulation to create a push-pull-pumping effect on the disc and its endplates to encourage imbibition of fluid into the disc help our West Palm Beach spine pain patients.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he further discusses the process of disc degeneration and how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction helps in its care via manipulation.

Make your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today. Your body survives on water. Degenerated discs lose water. Moses Chiropractic guides West Palm Beach chiropractic back pain sufferers toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to coost water content. 

 
Moses Chiropractic uses spinal manipulation and exercise to boost the diffusion of water into the disc which supports the health of the disc. 
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