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

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

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Pflugerville low back pain is quite closely associated with degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Pflugerville degenerated disc is defined by a decreased number of cells and change to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In many 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 influences on degenerated discs. (1) In second 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 evaluated to see how their inhibitory and anabolic effects would be on degenerated discs. They proved to be restorative and preventive in terms of affecting the degraded 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 changes were seen in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cell increase, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Pflugerville Wellness Center will keep following these stimulating studies and see how they will apply to human use. Maybe these findings will inspire Pflugerville chiropractic patients to eat more broccoli, use 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 describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation of nutrition, exercise, and treatment of the aching degenerated disc.

Schedule your next Pflugerville chiropractic appointment today. We can discuss if you knew just how influential such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli might be on easing Pflugerville back pain by treating the herniated disc.

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