Possible Regeneration for Fernandina Beach Disc Degeneration

Futuristic concept? Disc Re-generation. Not really! It’s an exciting possibility being studied today. Turning disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers all around. What is the most recent proposed process? Distraction. Just what your Fernandina Beach chiropractor at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is well-trained to do! Fernandina Beach chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Fernandina Beach back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration studies spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION CONTRIBUTORS

Researchers seem more and more positive about disc regeneration. A recent set of researchers described the biochemical, mechanical, and structural changes that must all come together to lead to disc degeneration initially. Giving credit to previous studies on degenerated discs, they acknowledged that traction/distraction has been shown to increase disc height and decrease intervertebral pressure. (Research regarding biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction used at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic has measured 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 necessary conditions must come together for regenerating the disc that did so for 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) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic follows 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 using low-tension traction as opposed to high-tension traction. The researchers explained that the lab findings are based on the proteoglycan content of the nucleus pulposus of the spinal intervertebral disc, 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 superior 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 related that 28 days of compression followed by 28 days of distraction resulted in disc rehydration, stimulated extracellular matrix gene expression, and augmented numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers as support, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic delivers safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Fernandina Beach 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 delivers back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment today. If you suffer with back pain related to disc degeneration, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so futuristic. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is watching the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Fernandina Beach back pain patients have hope!

 
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