Possible Regeneration for Baton Rouge Disc Degeneration

Futuristic concept? Disc Re-generation. Not really! It is an exciting possibility being today. Converting disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers all around. What is the most recent suggested process? Distraction. Just what your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is well-trained to do! Baton Rouge chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Baton Rouge back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration reports spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION FACTORS

Researchers seem more and more positive about disc regeneration. A recent set of researchers described the biochemical, mechanical, and structural changes that must all come together to lead to disc degeneration in the first place. Giving credit to prior studies on degenerated discs, they conceded that traction/distraction has been shown to increase disc height and decrease intervertebral pressure. (Research about biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction utilized at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation has shown 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 right circumstances must come together for regenerating the disc that did so for its degeneration. They report that their research demonstrated 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) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation tracks this research most enthusiastically.

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 using low-tension traction as opposed to high-tension traction. 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 rose 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 reported on 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 augmented numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers in mind, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation provides safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Baton Rouge 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 describes how The Cox® Technic System delivers back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic visit now. If you suffer with disc degeneration- related back pain, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so far away. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Baton Rouge back pain patients have hope!

 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in potentially regenerating degenerated discs. 
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