Manchester 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 involves the loss of water and disc hydration. Chiropractic takes care of disc problems like disc degeneration with a variety of forms of care. Exercise assists water diffusion into the disc. Spinal manipulation boosts diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water cannot hurt either!  Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries uses spinal manipulation to take care of our spine pain patients experiencing Manchester back pain and neck pain and related leg and arm pain and recommends exercise to increase the effects of spinal manipulation to improve the health 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 described how muscles, tendons and bone do respond positively, so they turned to the disc to see if it would.  One new study used imaging to learn. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after 6 months of exercise in this type of patient, the non-specific low back pain patient, 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) That’s noteworthy. The increased 'apparent diffusion coefficients' is promising yet when we consider 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 demonstrated a higher apparent diffusion coefficient for disc diffusion of water. (2) If exercise can boost that even a bit, it has a spot in neck and back pain management. If nothing else, a Manchester back pain sufferer may well improve the odds of responding to conservative care by raising the water content of disc with exercise and spinal manipulation!

Manchester 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 impact 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 wrote that changes in the diffusion of water within the the L1-2, L2-3, and L5S1 discs were appreciated after just one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries utlilizes the gentle distraction treatment called Cox Technic spinal manipulation to make a push-pull-pumping effect on the disc and its endplates to encourage imbibition of fluid into the disc help our Manchester 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 describes the process of disc degeneration and how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction helps in its care via manipulation.

Set up your Manchester chiropractic appointment today. Your body survives on water. Degenerated discs lose water. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries guides Manchester chiropractic back pain sufferers toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to coost water content. 

 
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries uses spinal manipulation and exercise to boost the diffusion of water into the disc which helps the health of the disc. 
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