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

Who knew? Researchers are an interesting group of people. How they think up things to experiment with is a curiosity! What would prompt them to think “grapeseed oil, aloe vera gel, and broccoli may positively impact disc degeneration” is a wonder to Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries and surely to our Manchester chiropractic patients, but a good wonder! They just might be onto something to deal with discs that are degenerated which trigger back pain, neck pain, and disturbance of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Manchester low back pain is very closely associated with degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Manchester degenerated disc is defined by a decreased number of cells as well as alteration to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In several of these studies, rabbit discs are examined as they are like human discs. In one rabbit study, researchers looked at the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the application of broccoli sprout extract. They thought and their study found that this extract had preventive and restorative influences on degenerated discs. (1) In second rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were applied to degenerated discs. Due to their having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as natural flavonoids, grapeseed extracts were evaluated to find out 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 applied to degenerated discs of rabbits. Aloe vera gel halted and reversed disc degeneration. Researchers noted statistically significant (a big deal!) gradual reversal of degenerative changes. These modifications were seen in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cell increase, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries will keep following these stimulating studies and see how they will apply to human use. Maybe these results will inspire Manchester chiropractic patients to enjoy 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 explains The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration of nutrition, exercise, and treatment of the aching degenerated disc.

Make your next Manchester chiropractic appointment now. We can discuss if you knew just how beneficial such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli could be on helping ease Manchester back pain by treating the herniated disc.

 
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries presents interesting studies on how to treat degenerated discs with grapeseed oil, aloe and broccoli sprout extract. 
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