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Possible Regeneration for Tonawanda Disc Degeneration

The future: disc re-generation! It’s an exciting possibility being studied today. Turning disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers everywhere. What is the most recent proposed process? Distraction. Just what your Tonawanda chiropractor at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is quite experienced in delivering! Tonawanda chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Tonawanda back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration studies spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION FACTORS

Researchers seem more and more optimistic about disc regeneration. A recent group of researchers described the biochemical, mechanical, and structural modifications that must all come together to result in disc degeneration initially. Giving credit to previous studies on degenerated discs, they conceded that traction/distraction has been shown to boost disc height and reduce intervertebral pressure. (Research about biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction utilized at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation 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 right conditions must come together for regenerating the disc that did so for its degeneration. They report that their research showed that traction interrupted the cycle of disc degeneration in the lab study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is best to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation tracks 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 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 is made up of proteoglycans. The proteoglycan content of the nucleus rose significantly. Both 2 and 4 weeks of traction brought about 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 reported that 28 days of compression followed by 28 days of distraction resulted in disc rehydration, accelerated extracellular matrix gene expression, and increased numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers in mind, Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation delivers safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Tonawanda 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 describes how The Cox® Technic System is designed for back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Tonawanda chiropractic visit now. If you suffer with disc degeneration- related back pain, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so futuristic. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Tonawanda back pain patients have hope!

 
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in potentially regenerating degenerated discs. 
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