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Auburn Exercise and Manipulation May Help Get Water into Disc

Water is central to the body. Water makes up about half of the body. The spinal disc has about 80% water. Disc degeneration involves the loss of water and disc hydration. Chiropractic manages disc problems like disc degeneration with a variety of approaches. Exercise helps with water diffusion into the disc. Spinal manipulation boosts diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water cannot but help!  Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. utilizes spinal manipulation to help our spine pain patients experiencing Auburn back pain and neck pain and related arm and leg pain and recommends exercise to boost the effects of spinal manipulation to improve the health of the spinal disc.

DIFFUSION OF WATER INTO THE DISC VIA EXERCISE

Can exercise benefit the intervertebral disc in non-specific low back pain sufferers? Researchers reported that muscles, tendons and bone do respond positively, so they turned to the disc to see if it does.  One new study made use of imaging to learn. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after six months of exercise in this type of patient, the non-specific low back pain patient, the researchers didn’t uncover a benefit; however, at 3 months the imaging exhibited increased L5S1 diffusion coefficients. They did explain that other types of low back pain sufferers may respond differently. (1) That’s noteworthy. The increased 'apparent diffusion coefficients' is promising yet when we read other articles about diffusion of water into the disc. Wong described that non-specific low back pain patients who responded with greater than 30% relief to spinal manipulation therapy compared with non-responders showed a higher apparent diffusion coefficient for diffusion of water into the disc. (2) If exercise can enhance that even a bit, it has a spot in back and neck pain management. At the very least, a Auburn back pain sufferer may well improve the odds of responding to conservative care by raising the water content of disc with exercise and spinal manipulation!

Auburn SPINAL MANIPULATION AND WATER DIFFUSION INTO THE DISC

Studies of manual therapy and traction effects on the intervertebral disc in back pain patients demonstrated that there is an effect on the physiology (the structure and function) of the disc primarily via water diffusion and molecular transport. Both of these are important for a healthy disc. (3) Beattie stated that changes in the water diffusion within the the L1-2, L2-3, and L5S1 discs were observed after just one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. utlilizes the gentle distraction treatment called Cox Technic spinal manipulation to make a push-pull-pumping effect on the disc and its endplates to encourage the disc to imbibe fluid into the disc help our Auburn spine pain patients.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he further describes the process of disc degeneration and how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction helps in its care via manipulation.

Schedule your Auburn chiropractic appointment soon. Your body survives on water. Degenerated discs lose water. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. guides Auburn chiropractic patients toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to enhance water content. 

 
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. uses spinal manipulation and exercise to enhance the diffusion of water into the disc which supports the health of the disc. 
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