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Millville 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 has about 80% water. Disc degeneration entails 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 enhances diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water can’t but help!  Wilson Family Chiropractic uses spinal manipulation to help our spine pain patients suffering with Millville 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 benefit the intervertebral disc in non-specific low back pain sufferers? Researchers described how muscles, tendons and bone do respond well, so they turned to the disc to see if it would.  One new study employed imaging to learn. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after six months of exercise in the patient with non specific low back pain, the researchers didn’t uncover 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 though when we look at other articles about diffusion of water into the disc. Wong pointed out 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 spot in neck and back pain management. If nothing else, a Millville 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!

Millville 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 effect 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 stated that changes in the diffusion of water within the discs at L1-2, L2-3, and L5S1 were seen after only one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) Wilson Family Chiropractic uses the gentle distraction treatment called Cox Technic spinal manipulation to make a push-pull-pumping effect on the disc and its endplates to encourage the disc to imbibe fluid into the disc help our Millville 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.

Schedule your Millville chiropractic appointment today. Your body survives on water. Disc degeneration is a loss of water. Wilson Family Chiropractic guides Millville chiropractic back pain sufferers toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to enhance water content. 

 
Wilson Family Chiropractic uses spinal manipulation and exercise to enhance the diffusion of water into the disc which helps the health of the disc. 
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