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Tonawanda Exercise and Manipulation May Help Get Water into Disc

Water is central to the body. Water makes up about half of the body. The spinal disc has about 80% water. Disc degeneration involves the loss of water and disc hydration. Chiropractic manages disc problems like disc degeneration with a variety of forms of care. Exercise helps with water diffusion into the disc. Spinal manipulation boosts diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water cannot but help!  Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation implements spinal manipulation to take care of our spine pain patients experiencing Tonawanda back pain and neck pain and related leg and arm pain and recommends exercise to support 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 well, so they looked at the disc to see if it does.  One new study employed imaging to find out. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after six months of exercise in the patient with non specific low back pain, the researchers did not uncover a benefit; however, at 3 months the imaging showed increased L5S1 diffusion coefficients. They did explain that other types of low back pain sufferers may respond differently. (1) That’s noteworthy. The increased 'apparent diffusion coefficients' is promising yet when we look at other articles about diffusion of water into the disc. Wong pointed out 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 diffusion of water into the disc. (2) If exercise can enhance that even a bit, it has a spot in neck and back pain management. At the very least, a Tonawanda back pain sufferer may well improve the chances of responding to conservative care by maximizing the water content of disc with exercise and spinal manipulation!

Tonawanda SPINAL MANIPULATION AND WATER DIFFUSION INTO THE DISC

Studies of manual therapy and traction effects on the intervertebral disc in back pain patients documented 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 stated that changes in the diffusion of water within the discs at L1-2, L2-3, and L5S1 were seen after only one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation utlilizes the gentle distraction treatment called Cox Technic spinal manipulation to make a push-pull-pumping effect on the disc and its endplates to encourage the disc to imbibe fluid into the disc help our Tonawanda 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 describes the process of disc degeneration and how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction helps in its care via manipulation.

Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic appointment soon. Your body survives on water. Disc degeneration is a loss of water. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation guides Tonawanda chiropractic back pain sufferers toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to coost water content. 

 
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation uses spinal manipulation and exercise to boost the diffusion of water into the disc which helps the health of the disc. 
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