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Possible Regeneration for New Roads Disc Degeneration

Futuristic concept? Disc Re-generation. Not really! It’s an exciting possibility being examined today. Converting disc degeneration into disc regeneration holds hope for back pain sufferers everywhere. What’s the most recent proposed process? Distraction. Just what your New Roads chiropractor at New Roads Chiropractic Center is quite experienced in delivering! New Roads chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For New Roads back pain related to disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration studies spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION FACTORS

Researchers are sounding more and more positive about disc regeneration. A recent group of researchers described the biochemical, mechanical, and structural modifications that must all come together to lead to disc degeneration initially. Giving credit to prior studies on degenerated discs, they acknowledged that traction/distraction has been shown to enhance disc height and reduce intervertebral pressure. (Research about biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction utilized at New Roads Chiropractic Center has demonstgrated a 17% increase in disc height, a 28% increase in area, and an intradiscal pressure drop 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 came together in its degeneration. They explain that their research demonstrated that traction interrupted the cycle of disc degeneration in the lab study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is optimal to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center follows 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 using low-tension traction as opposed to high-tension traction. The researchers explained that the lab findings are based upon the proteoglycan content of the spinal intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus, 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 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 related that 28 days of compression followed by 28 days of distraction resulted in disc rehydration, stimulated extracellular matrix gene expression, and increased numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers in mind, New Roads Chiropractic Center delivers safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. New Roads 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 delivers back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next New Roads chiropractic visit today. If you suffer with disc degeneration- related back pain, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so far away. New Roads Chiropractic Center is watching the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our New Roads back pain patients have hope!

 
New Roads Chiropractic Center shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in potentially regenerating degenerated discs. 
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