Baton Rouge Exercise and Manipulation May Help Get Water into Disc

Water is essential to the body. The body is composed of around 50% water. The spinal disc has about 80% water. Disc degeneration entails the loss of water and disc hydration. Chiropractic manages disc problems like disc degeneration with a variety of forms of care. Exercise assists water diffusion into the disc. Spinal manipulation enhances diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water can’t but help!  Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation uses spinal manipulation to help our spine pain patients experiencing Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain and related leg and arm pain and suggests exercise to support the effects of spinal manipulation to take care of the spinal disc.

DIFFUSION OF WATER INTO THE DISC VIA EXERCISE

Can exercise help the intervertebral disc in non-specific low back pain sufferers? Researchers reported that muscles, tendons and bone do respond well, so they turned to the disc to see if it would.  One new study made use of imaging to learn. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after six months of exercise in this type of patient, the non-specific low back pain patient, the researchers did not uncover a benefit though at 3 months the imaging exhibited increased L5S1 diffusion coefficients. They explained that other types of low back pain sufferers may respond differently. (1) That’s noteworthy. The increased 'apparent diffusion coefficients' is promising though 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 demonstrated a higher apparent diffusion coefficient for diffusion of water into the disc. (2) If exercise can enhance that even a bit, it has a place in back and neck pain management. At the very least, a Baton Rouge 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!

Baton Rouge 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 important for a healthy disc. (3) Beattie stated that changes in the water diffusion within the discs at L1-2, L2-3, and L5S1 were seen after just one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 the disc to imbibe fluid into the disc help our Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. Your body survives on water. Degenerated discs lose water. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation guides Baton Rouge chiropractic back pain sufferers toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to coost water content. 

 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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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