Severna Park 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 is composed of around 80% water. Disc degeneration entails the loss of disc hydration and water. Chiropractic manages disc problems like disc degeneration with various forms of care. Exercise assists water diffusion into the disc. Spinal manipulation enhances diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water can’t hurt either!  Back And Neck Care Center implements spinal manipulation to take care of our spine pain patients experiencing Severna Park back pain and neck pain and related arm and leg pain and suggests exercise to enhance the effects of spinal manipulation to take care of the spinal disc.

DIFFUSION OF WATER INTO THE DISC VIA EXERCISE

Can exercise help the intervertebral disc in non-specific low back pain sufferers? Researchers reported that muscles, tendons and bone do respond well, so they looked at the disc to see if it would.  One new study made use of imaging to learn. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after 6 months of exercise in this type of patient, the non-specific low back pain patient, the researchers did not find a benefit though at 3 months the imaging exhibited increased L5S1 diffusion coefficients. They stated that other types of low back pain sufferers may respond differently. (1) That’s noteworthy. The increased 'apparent diffusion coefficients' is promising though when we consider other articles about diffusion of water into the disc. Wong described that non-specific low back pain patients who responded with greater than 30% relief to spinal manipulation therapy compared with non-responders showed a higher apparent diffusion coefficient for disc diffusion of water. (2) If exercise can boost that even a little, it has a place in back and neck pain management. If nothing else, a Severna Park back pain sufferer may well increase the odds of responding to conservative care by raising the water content of disc with exercise and spinal manipulation!

Severna Park SPINAL MANIPULATION AND WATER DIFFUSION INTO THE DISC

Studies of manual therapy and traction effects on the intervertebral disc in back pain patients showed that there is an impact on the physiology (the structure and function) of the disc primarily via water diffusion and molecular transport. Both of these are important for a healthy disc. (3) Beattie reported that changes in the water diffusion within the discs at L1-2, L2-3, and L5S1 were observed after just one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) Back And Neck Care Center uses the gentle distraction treatment called Cox Technic spinal manipulation to create a push-pull-pumping effect on the disc and its endplates to encourage the disc to imbibe fluid into the disc help our Severna Park 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.

Set up your Severna Park chiropractic appointment today. Your body survives on water. Degenerated discs lose water. Back And Neck Care Center guides Severna Park chiropractic back pain sufferers toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to coost water content. 

 
Back And Neck Care Center uses spinal manipulation and exercise to enhance the diffusion of water into the disc which supports the health of the disc. 
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