Baton Rouge Nutrition Approaches for Degenerated Discs: Broccoli, Aloe and Grapeseed Oil

Who knew? Researchers are a fascinating group of people. How they think up things to experiment with is a curiosity! What would make them to think “broccoli, aloe vera and grapeseed may positively impact disc degeneration” is a marvel to Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation and surely to our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients, but a good marvel! They just might be onto something to deal with discs that are degenerated which trigger back pain, neck pain, and disruption of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Baton Rouge low back pain is quite closely associated with degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Baton Rouge degenerated disc is recognized for a reduced number of cells as well as alteration to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In many studies, rabbit discs are examined as they are like human discs. In one rabbit study, researchers studied the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the use of broccoli sprout extract. They thought and their study discovered that it had restorative and preventive effects on degenerated discs. (1) In another rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were put on degenerated discs. Due to their having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as natural flavonoids, grapeseed extracts were evaluated to see how their inhibitory and anabolic effects would be on degenerated discs. They proved to be preventive and restorative in terms of affecting the degraded disc tissues’ collagen fibrils. (2) In a third study, aloe vera gel was utilized. Aloe vera gel stopped and reversed disc degeneration. Researchers wrote that there was a statistically significant (a big deal!) gradual reversal of degenerative changes. These changes were seen in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cell rise, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation will keep following these interesting studies and see how they will translate into human use. Maybe these findings will inspire Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to eat more broccoli, use grapeseed, and find a way to use some aloe vera gel?

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Krause about disc degeneration on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration of nutrition, exercise, and treatment of the painful degenerated disc.

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. We can discuss if you knew just how influential such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli could be on relieving Baton Rouge back pain by treating the herniated disc.

 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation presents interesting studies on how to address degenerated discs with grapeseed oil, aloe and broccoli sprout extract. 
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