Possible Regeneration for Pflugerville Disc Degeneration

The future: disc re-generation! It’s an exciting possibility being today. Converting disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers all around. What is the most recent suggested process? Distraction. Just what your Pflugerville chiropractor at Pflugerville Wellness Center is well-trained to do! Pflugerville chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Pflugerville back pain related to disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration studies spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION CONTRIBUTORS

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 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 increase disc height and reduce intervertebral pressure. (Research about biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction used at Pflugerville Wellness Center has shown 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 circumstances must come together for regenerating the disc that did so for its degeneration. They report that their research showed 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) Pflugerville Wellness Center follows this research most enthusiastically.

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 using low-tension traction as opposed to high-tension traction. 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 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 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 increased numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers in mind, Pflugerville Wellness Center delivers safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Pflugerville 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 relays how The Cox® Technic System is designed for back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

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

 
Pflugerville Wellness Center shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in potentially regenerating degenerated discs. 
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