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Possible Regeneration for Malverne Disc Degeneration

Futuristic concept? Disc Re-generation. Not really! It’s an exciting possibility being considered today. Converting disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers everywhere. What is the most recent proposed process? Distraction. Just what your Malverne chiropractor at Malverne Health & Wellness is well-trained to do! Malverne chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Malverne back pain related to disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration reports spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION CONTRIBUTORS

Researchers are sounding more and more optimistic about disc regeneration. A recent set of researchers defined the biochemical, mechanical, and structural modifications that must all come together to result in disc degeneration in the first place. 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 about biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction used at Malverne Health & Wellness has demonstgrated 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 clarified that not all levels of disc degeneration can be regenerated as all the necessary circumstances must converge for regenerating the disc that came together in its degeneration. They explain 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 best to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Malverne Health & Wellness follows this research most enthusiastically.

IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH: LOW TENSION DISTRACTION

Another published paper explained 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 upon the proteoglycan content of the nucleus pulposus of the spinal intervertebral disc, the very center of the disc, which consists of proteoglycans. The proteoglycan content of the nucleus increased 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 reported on 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 increased numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers as support, Malverne Health & Wellness provides safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Malverne 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 describes how The Cox® Technic System is designed for back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Malverne chiropractic visit now. If you have disc degeneration- related back pain, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so futuristic. Malverne Health & Wellness is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Malverne back pain patients have hope!

 
Malverne Health & Wellness shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in potentially regenerating degenerated discs. 
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