Possible Regeneration for Plainville Disc Degeneration

The future: disc re-generation! It’s an exciting possibility being studied today. Converting disc degeneration into disc regeneration holds hope for back pain sufferers everywhere. What is the most recent proposed process? Distraction. Just what your Plainville chiropractor at Layden Chiropractic is well-trained to do! Plainville chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Plainville back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration studies spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION FACTORS

Researchers seem more and more positive about disc regeneration. A new group of researchers described the biochemical, mechanical, and structural modifications 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 boost disc height and reduce intervertebral pressure. (Research about biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction used at Layden Chiropractic has measured a 17% increase in disc height, a 28% increase in area, and an intradiscal pressure drop 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 conditions must converge for regenerating the disc that did so for its degeneration. They explain that their research demonstrated 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) Layden Chiropractic tracks this research most excitedly.

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 explained 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 rose significantly. Both 2 and 4 weeks of traction resulted in change, but 4 weeks’ changes were significantly superior 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 related 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 in mind, Layden Chiropractic delivers safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Plainville back pain sufferers are happy 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 Plainville chiropractic visit now. If you have back pain related to disc degeneration, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so far away. Layden Chiropractic is watching the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Plainville back pain patients have hope!

 
Layden Chiropractic shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in disc regeneration possibility. 
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