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Possible Regeneration for Murfreesboro Disc Degeneration

The future: disc re-generation! It is an exciting possibility being today. Turning disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers all around. What’s the latest proposed process? Distraction. Just what your Murfreesboro chiropractor at Most Chiropractic Clinic is well-trained to do! Murfreesboro chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Murfreesboro back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration reports spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION FACTORS

Researchers seem more and more positive about disc regeneration. A new set 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 acknowledged that traction/distraction has been shown to enhance disc height and reduce intervertebral pressure. (Research regarding biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction utilized at Most Chiropractic Clinic has measured a 17% increase in disc height, a 28% increase in area, and an intradiscal pressure decrease 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 conditions must come together for regenerating the disc that came together in its degeneration. They report that their research showed that traction interrupted the cycle of disc degeneration in the laboratory study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is optimal to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Most Chiropractic Clinic tracks 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 is made up of proteoglycans. The proteoglycan content of the nucleus increased significantly. Both 2 and 4 weeks of traction resulted in change, but 4 weeks’ changes were significantly better to 2 weeks. Other disc changes researchers reported on were the pores in the bony endplate, their number and diameter that all improved. (3) A third study on this topic of potential disc regeneration reported that 28 days of compression followed by 28 days of distraction resulted in disc rehydration, stimulated extracellular matrix gene expression, and augmented numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers as support, Most Chiropractic Clinic delivers safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Murfreesboro back pain sufferers are glad we do!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he relays how The Cox® Technic System delivers back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment today. If you suffer with back pain related to disc degeneration, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so far away. Most Chiropractic Clinic is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Murfreesboro back pain patients have hope!

 
Most Chiropractic Clinic shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in potentially regenerating degenerated discs. 
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