Fort Wayne Exercise and Manipulation May Help Get Water into Disc

Water is essential to the body. Water makes up about half of the body. The spinal disc is composed of around 80% water. Disc degeneration involves the loss of water and disc hydration. Chiropractic takes care of disc problems like disc degeneration with various approaches. Exercise assists water diffusion into the disc. Spinal manipulation boosts diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water cannot but help!  Aaron Chiropractic Clinic utilizes spinal manipulation to take care of our spine pain patients experiencing Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain and related arm and leg pain and recommends exercise to support the effects of spinal manipulation to improve the health of the spinal disc.

DIFFUSION OF WATER INTO THE DISC VIA EXERCISE

Can exercise benefit the intervertebral disc in non-specific low back pain sufferers? Researchers described how muscles, tendons and bone do respond well, so they looked at the disc to see if it would.  One new study employed imaging to find out. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after six months of exercise in this type of patient, the non-specific low back pain patient, the researchers didn’t discover a benefit; however, at 3 months the imaging showed higher L5S1 diffusion coefficients. They explained that other types of low back pain sufferers may respond differently. (1) Interesting. The increased 'apparent diffusion coefficients' is promising yet when we read 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 enhance that even a little, it has a place in neck and back pain management. At the very least, a Fort Wayne back pain sufferer may well improve the chances of responding to conservative care by maximizing the water content of disc with exercise and spinal manipulation!

Fort Wayne SPINAL MANIPULATION AND WATER DIFFUSION INTO THE DISC

Studies of manual therapy and traction effects on the intervertebral disc in back pain patients documented that there is an impact on the physiology (the structure and function) of the disc mainly via water diffusion and molecular transport. Both of these are vital for a healthy disc. (3) Beattie reported that changes in the diffusion of water within the discs at L1-2, L2-3, and L5S1 were observed after just one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic utlilizes the gentle distraction treatment called Cox Technic spinal manipulation to create a push-pull-pumping effect on the disc and its endplates to encourage imbibition of fluid into the disc help our Fort Wayne 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 discusses the process of disc degeneration and how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction helps in its care via manipulation.

Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon. Your body survives on water. Disc degeneration is a loss of water. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic guides Fort Wayne chiropractic patients toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to enhance water content. 

 
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic uses spinal manipulation and exercise to boost the diffusion of water into the disc which supports the health of the disc. 
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