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Malverne Exercise and Manipulation May Help Get Water into Disc

Water is essential to the body. Water makes up about half of the body. The spinal disc has about 80% water. Disc degeneration entails the loss of water and disc hydration. Chiropractic takes care of disc problems like disc degeneration with various forms of care. Exercise helps with water diffusion into the disc. Spinal manipulation enhances diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water can’t hurt either!  Malverne Health & Wellness utilizes spinal manipulation to help our spine pain patients suffering with Malverne back pain and neck pain and related leg and arm pain and recommends exercise to enhance the effects of spinal manipulation to take care of the spinal disc.

DIFFUSION OF WATER INTO THE DISC VIA EXERCISE

Can exercise benefit the intervertebral disc in non-specific low back pain sufferers? Researchers reported that muscles, tendons and bone do respond well, so they looked at the disc to see if it would.  One new study used imaging to see. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after six months of exercise in the patient with non specific low back pain, the researchers did not find a benefit though at 3 months the imaging showed higher L5S1 diffusion coefficients. They explained that other types of low back pain sufferers may respond differently. (1) Interesting. The increased 'apparent diffusion coefficients' is promising yet when we read other articles about diffusion of water into the disc. Wong described 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 little, it has a place in neck and back pain management. At the very least, a Malverne back pain sufferer may well increase the chances of responding to conservative care by maximizing the water content of disc with exercise and spinal manipulation!

Malverne SPINAL MANIPULATION AND WATER DIFFUSION INTO THE DISC

Studies of manual therapy and traction effects on the intervertebral disc in back pain patients documented 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 vital for a healthy disc. (3) Beattie reported that changes in the water diffusion within the the L1-2, L2-3, and L5S1 discs were seen after just one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) Malverne Health & Wellness 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 the disc to imbibe fluid into the disc help our Malverne 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 discusses the process of disc degeneration and how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction helps in its care via manipulation.

Schedule your Malverne chiropractic appointment today. Your body survives on water. Disc degeneration is a loss of water. Malverne Health & Wellness guides Malverne chiropractic back pain sufferers toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to enhance water content. 

 
Malverne Health & Wellness uses spinal manipulation and exercise to boost the diffusion of water into the disc which supports the health of the disc. 
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