Possible Regeneration for Severna Park Disc Degeneration

The future: disc re-generation! It’s an exciting possibility being considered today. Converting disc degeneration into disc regeneration holds hope for back pain sufferers all around. What’s the latest suggested process? Distraction. Just what your Severna Park chiropractor at Back And Neck Care Center is well-trained to do! Severna Park chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Severna Park back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration reports 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 defined the biochemical, mechanical, and structural changes that must all come together to result in disc degeneration in the first place. Giving credit to prior studies on degenerated discs, they acknowledged that traction/distraction has been shown to enhance disc height and decrease intervertebral pressure. (Research about biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction utilized at Back And Neck Care Center has shown 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 circumstances must converge for regenerating the disc that did so for its degeneration. They explain that their research demonstrated that traction interrupted the cycle of disc degeneration in the experimental study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is best to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Back And Neck Care Center follows this research most excitedly.

IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH: LOW TENSION DISTRACTION

Another published paper explained 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 described 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 better to 2 weeks. Other disc changes researchers reported on were the pores in the bony endplate, their number and diameter that all increased. (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 augmented numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers in mind, Back And Neck Care Center delivers safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Severna Park back pain sufferers are thankful 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 Severna Park chiropractic visit today. If you have back pain related to disc degeneration, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so futuristic. Back And Neck Care Center is watching the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Severna Park back pain patients have hope!

 
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