Who knew? Researchers are an interesting breed. How they think up things to experiment with
is a curiosity! What would prompt them to think “broccoli, aloe vera and grapeseed may positively
impact disc degeneration” is a marvel to
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. and surely to our Auburn chiropractic patients, but
a good marvel! They may be onto something to help
discs that are degenerated which cause
back pain, neck pain, and disturbance of life.
PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION
Auburn low back pain is very closely
linked to degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the
spine. At its basic level, the Auburn
degenerated disc is defined by a reduced
number of cells and change to its tissue and
extracellular matrix content. In many studies, rabbit
discs are studied as they are like human discs.
In one rabbit study, researchers studied the degenerated
intervertebral disc and its response to the use of broccoli
sprout extract. They proposed and their study discovered
that it had preventive and
restorative influences on degenerated discs. (1) In second
rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were put on degenerated
discs. By reason of their having anti-inflammatory and
antioxidant properties as natural flavonoids, grapeseed extracts were evaluated
to find out how their inhibitory and anabolic effects would be on
degenerated discs. They proved to be preventive
and restorative 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 stopped
and reversed disc degeneration. Researchers noted statistically significant (a big deal!) gradual reversal
of degenerative changes. These modifications were seen
in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus
cell rise, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
will follow these stimulating studies
and see how they will apply to human use. Maybe these findings
will inspire Auburn chiropractic patients to enjoy more
broccoli, use grapeseed, and find a way to enjoy some aloe
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Krause about disc degeneration on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he explains The Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management incorporation of nutrition, exercise,
and treatment of the aching degenerated disc.
Schedule your next Auburn
chiropractic appointment today. We can discuss
if you knew just how influential such interventions
like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli could be on relieving Auburn back pain by treating the herniated
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