Possible Regeneration for Fort Wayne Disc Degeneration

Futuristic concept? Disc Re-generation. Not really! It is an exciting possibility being considered today. Turning disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers everywhere. What’s the most recent suggested process? Distraction. Just what your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is quite experienced in delivering! Fort Wayne chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Fort Wayne back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration studies extend hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION FACTORS

Researchers seem more and more optimistic about disc regeneration. A new group of researchers described the biochemical, mechanical, and structural changes that must all come together to result in disc degeneration initially. Giving credit to prior studies on degenerated discs, they admitted that traction/distraction has been shown to increase disc height and reduce intervertebral pressure. (Research regarding biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction used at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic has measured 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 came together in its degeneration. They explain that their research showed that traction interrupted the cycle of disc degeneration in the experimental study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is optimal to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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 when low-tension traction instead of high tension traction is used. The researchers explained that the lab findings are based on the proteoglycan content of the nucleus pulposus of the spinal intervertebral disc, the very center of the disc, which is made up 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 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, accelerated extracellular matrix gene expression, and increased numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers in mind, Aaron Chiropractic Clinic provides safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Fort Wayne back pain sufferers are happy 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 is designed for back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. If you suffer with back pain related to disc degeneration, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so futuristic. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Fort Wayne back pain patients have hope!

 
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