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Possible Regeneration for Millville Disc Degeneration

Futuristic concept? Disc Re-generation. Not really! It’s an exciting possibility being considered today. Converting disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers everywhere. What is the most recent suggested process? Distraction. Just what your Millville chiropractor at Wilson Family Chiropractic is well-trained to do! Millville chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Millville back pain related to disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration studies extend hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION FACTORS

Researchers are sounding more and more positive about disc regeneration. A recent set of researchers defined the biochemical, mechanical, and structural modifications that must all come together to result in disc degeneration initially. Giving credit to prior studies on degenerated discs, they conceded that traction/distraction has been shown to boost disc height and reduce intervertebral pressure. (Research regarding biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction used at Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 explained that not all levels of disc degeneration can be regenerated as all the necessary circumstances must come together for regenerating the disc that came together in its degeneration. They explain that their research demonstrated that traction interrupted the cycle of disc degeneration in the laboratory study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is best to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Wilson Family Chiropractic follows this research most excitedly.

IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH: LOW TENSION DISTRACTION

Another published paper stated 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 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 rose significantly. Both 2 and 4 weeks of traction resulted in change, but 4 weeks’ changes were significantly superior 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 reported 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, Wilson Family Chiropractic provides safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Millville back pain sufferers are glad 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 relays how The Cox® Technic System is designed for back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Millville chiropractic visit today. If you have back pain related to disc degeneration, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so futuristic. Wilson Family Chiropractic is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Millville back pain patients have hope!

 
Wilson Family Chiropractic shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in disc regeneration possibility. 
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