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

Who knew? Researchers are a fascinating breed. How they come up things to experiment with is a curiosity! What would make them to think “grapeseed oil, aloe vera gel, and broccoli may positively impact disc degeneration” is a wonder to Malverne Health & Wellness and surely to our Malverne chiropractic patients, but a good wonder! They just might be onto something to help degenerated discs which trigger back pain, neck pain, and disruption of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Malverne low back pain is very closely linked to degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Malverne degenerated disc is recognized for a reduced number of cells as well as change to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In several of these studies, rabbit discs are studied as they are similar to human discs. In one rabbit study, researchers studied the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the use of broccoli sprout extract. They thought and their study found that this extract had restorative and preventive effects on degenerated discs. (1) In another rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were applied to degenerated discs. By reason of their being natural flavonoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, grapeseed extracts were tested to find out how their inhibitory and anabolic effects would be on degenerated discs. They showed to be restorative and preventive in terms of stopping the degradation of 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 noted in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cell increase, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Malverne Health & Wellness will keep following these interesting studies and see how they will translate into human use. Maybe these results will inspire Malverne chiropractic patients to enjoy more broccoli, utilize 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 incorporation of nutrition, exercise, and treatment of the aching degenerated disc.

Schedule your next Malverne chiropractic appointment soon. We can discuss if you knew just how effective such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli could be on relieving Malverne back pain by treating the herniated disc.

 
Malverne Health & Wellness presents interesting studies on how to address degenerated discs with grapeseed oil, aloe and broccoli sprout extract. 
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