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Possible Regeneration for Auburn Disc Degeneration

The future: disc re-generation! It’s an exciting possibility being today. Turning disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers everywhere. What is the latest proposed process? Distraction. Just what your Auburn chiropractor at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is quite experienced in delivering! Auburn chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Auburn back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration studies extend hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION FACTORS

Researchers are sounding more and more optimistic about disc regeneration. A new set 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 previous studies on degenerated discs, they conceded that traction/distraction has been shown to increase disc height and decrease intervertebral pressure. (Research regarding biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction utilized at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 explained that not all levels of disc degeneration can be regenerated as all the right conditions must converge 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) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 using low-tension traction as opposed to high-tension traction. The researchers described 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 consists of proteoglycans. The proteoglycan content of the nucleus increased significantly. Both 2 and 4 weeks of traction resulted in 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, accelerated extracellular matrix gene expression, and augmented numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers as support, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. delivers safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Auburn 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 delivers back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Auburn chiropractic appointment now. If you suffer with back pain related to disc degeneration, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so futuristic. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Auburn back pain patients have hope!

 
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in disc regeneration possibility. 
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