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A Healthy Murfreesboro Spinal Disc

A cushion. A spacer. A spring. A spinal disc. Most Chiropractic Clinic understands well the spinal intervertebral disc! Murfreesboro chiropractic back pain and neck pain patients value that knowledge! The intervertebral disc in the human spine performs as a separator to hold the spinal bones apart, the vertebrae, apart and permits motion of the spine. The disc also provides a large opening for the nerves leaving the spine through which to pass. If this opening is narrowed, which occurs when discs degenerate and lose height, the nerves passing through are compressed. This compression impedes circulation to the nerve and inflammation of the nerve begins. The narrowing of the nerve opening is called Murfreesboro spinal stenosis. See this schematic and MRI depiction of normal and stenotic nerve openings.

Murfreesboro stenotic and normal spinal discs

A SPRING

The intervertebral disc functions like a spring to keep the vertebra apart. The normal disc therefore performs to preclude nerve compression and to allow spinal motion. When the disc degenerates, or thins, it allows the adjacent vertebra to move nearer one another, resulting in motion loss, compressed nerve, and pain in the back or down the arms or legs. What keeps the intervertebral disc height? Normal discs have a content of a chemical termed glycosaminoglycan (GAG) which permits the disc to take in water from the fluid entering the disc. Actually, the inside of a healthy disc is 80% water. The GAG content in the inner disc decreases significantly with degeneration, thus dropping the water content of the disc. Disc water loss because of GAG loss is called degeneration. Disc degeneration reduces the ability of the disc to resist motion by over 65%. The inability to control motion of the vertebrae is termed instability. (1)

BENEFICIAL TREATMENT: COX® TECHNIC

Let’s look at two benefits for the spine when Cox® distraction manipulation is done.

First, Most Chiropractic Clinic uses a specialized form of Murfreesboro spinal manipulation which enlarges the disc space height, enlarges the nerve opening size, reduces pressure inside the disc to help in circulation, restores lost range of motion to the spine and creates nerve conduction to the brain for pain relief. (4) This latter benefit is termed afferentation. The manipulation undoes the effects of gravitational and work effort changes in the spine that cause spinal stenosis and loss of motion. A study revealed that spinal mobilization with leg movement in patients with lower extremity sciatica pain reduced low back and leg pain intensity, disability, pain; improved range of motion of spine; and gratified patients in the short and long term. (2) Most Chiropractic Clinic benefits Murfreesboro back pain sufferers’ discs!

Second, Most Chiropractic Clinic may suggest nutritional delivery of glycosaminoglycan by capsule which is boosted when combined with Cox® Technic. Combining these two allows higher levels in the disc. It is this glycosaminoglycan that absorbs water to nine times its own volume, creating higher fluid content in the disc to improve both nerve opening size and aid prevention of disc degeneration and inflammation. Folic acid (Vitamin B9) plays a part in peripheral nerve injury repair by helping Schwann cell proliferation, migration, and secretion of nerve growth factor. (3)

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Jonathan Cerrutti as he discusses his chiropractic care of a painful, stenotic disc and spinal canal due to disc herniation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment today. Your Murfreesboro spine will appreciate the attention you give its cushy, separating, springy spinal disc!

 
Your Murfreesboro chiropractor loves seeing a healthy intervertebral disc and helps the not so healthy one recover. 
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