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

Who knew? Researchers are a fascinating breed. How they think up things to experiment with is a curiosity! What would prompt them to think “broccoli, aloe vera and grapeseed may positively impact disc degeneration” is a marvel to Amelia Chiropractic Clinic and surely to our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients, but a good marvel! They just might be onto something to help discs that are degenerated which cause back pain, neck pain, and disruption of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Fernandina Beach low back pain is quite closely associated with degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Fernandina Beach degenerated disc is recognized for a reduced number of cells and alteration to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In many studies, rabbit discs are examined as they are similar to human discs. In one rabbit study, researchers studied the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the application of broccoli sprout extract. They proposed and their study discovered that this extract had preventive and restorative influences on degenerated discs. (1) In another rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were applied to degenerated discs. By reason of their being natural flavonoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, grapeseed extracts were tested to see how their inhibitory and anabolic effects would be on degenerated discs. They proved to be restorative and preventive in terms of affecting the degraded disc tissues’ collagen fibrils. (2) In a third study, aloe vera gel was utilized. Aloe vera gel halted and reversed disc degeneration. Researchers noted statistically significant (a big deal!) gradual reversal of degenerative changes. These changes were seen in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cell increase, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic will follow these interesting studies and see how they will translate into human use. Maybe these findings will inspire Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients to eat more broccoli, use grapeseed, and find a way to enjoy 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 aching degenerated disc.

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

 
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic presents interesting studies on how to treat degenerated discs with grapeseed oil, aloe and broccoli sprout extract. 
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