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New Roads Nutrition Approaches for Degenerated Discs: Broccoli, Aloe and Grapeseed Oil

Who knew? Researchers are a fascinating breed. How they think up things to try is a fascination! What would make them to think “grapeseed oil, aloe vera gel, and broccoli may positively impact disc degeneration” is a wonder to New Roads Chiropractic Center and surely to our New Roads chiropractic patients, but a good wonder! They just might be onto something to help degenerated discs which trigger back pain, neck pain, and disturbance of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

New Roads low back pain is quite closely linked to degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the New Roads degenerated disc is recognized for a decreased number of cells as well as alteration to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In many studies, rabbit discs are studied 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 thought and their study found that it had restorative and preventive effects on degenerated discs. (1) In second rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were applied to degenerated discs. Due to their being natural flavonoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, grapeseed extracts were tried to see how their inhibitory and anabolic effects would be on degenerated discs. They showed to be preventive and restorative in terms of stopping the degradation of disc tissues’ collagen fibrils. (2) In a third study, aloe vera gel was utilized. Aloe vera gel halted and reversed disc degeneration. Researchers stated that there was a statistically significant (a big deal!) gradual reversal of degenerative changes. These modifications were seen in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cell increase, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) New Roads Chiropractic Center will keep following these stimulating studies and see how they will apply to human use. Maybe these findings will inspire New Roads 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 painful degenerated disc.

Make your next New Roads chiropractic appointment now. We can discuss if you knew just how effective such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli might be on easing New Roads back pain by treating the herniated disc.

 
New Roads Chiropractic Center presents interesting studies on how to address degenerated discs with grapeseed oil, aloe and broccoli sprout extract. 
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