Possible Regeneration for Manchester Disc Degeneration

The future: disc re-generation! It is an exciting possibility being examined today. Turning disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers everywhere. What is the most recent suggested process? Distraction. Just what your Manchester chiropractor at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is quite experienced in delivering! Manchester chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Manchester back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration studies spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION FACTORS

Researchers seem more and more optimistic about disc regeneration. A new group of researchers defined the biochemical, mechanical, and structural changes that must all come together to lead to disc degeneration initially. Giving credit to prior studies on degenerated discs, they conceded that traction/distraction has been shown to enhance disc height and reduce intervertebral pressure. (Research regarding biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction used at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries has demonstgrated a 17% increase in disc height, a 28% increase in area, and an intradiscal pressure drop 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 converge for regenerating the disc that did so for its degeneration. They report that their research showed 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) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries follows this research most enthusiastically.

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 on 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 brought about change, but 4 weeks’ changes were significantly better to 2 weeks. Other disc changes researchers described were the pores in the bony endplate, their number and diameter that all increased. (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 as support, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries delivers safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Manchester back pain sufferers are thankful we do!

CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries

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 Manchester chiropractic visit today. If you suffer with disc degeneration- related back pain, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so far away. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is watching the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Manchester back pain patients have hope!

 
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