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
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.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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.
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