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Possible Regeneration for Burlington and Hamilton Disc Degeneration

Futuristic concept? Disc Re-generation. Not really! It is an exciting possibility being today. Converting disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers everywhere. What’s the latest suggested process? Distraction. Just what your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor at Spinal Care Clinic is well-trained to do! Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Burlington and Hamilton back pain related to disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration reports spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION FACTORS

Researchers seem more and more optimistic about disc regeneration. A recent group of researchers defined the biochemical, mechanical, and structural modifications that must all come together to lead to disc degeneration in the first place. Giving credit to previous studies on degenerated discs, they admitted that traction/distraction has been shown to enhance disc height and reduce intervertebral pressure. (Research regarding biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction used at Spinal Care Clinic has demonstgrated 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 necessary circumstances must come together for regenerating the disc that did so for its degeneration. They explain that their research demonstrated that traction interrupted the cycle of disc degeneration in the experimental study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is optimal to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Spinal Care Clinic follows this research most enthusiastically.

IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH: LOW TENSION DISTRACTION

Another published paper explained that there is greater reconstruction and better effectiveness of disc regeneration or repair when low-tension traction instead of high tension traction is used. 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 is made up of proteoglycans. The proteoglycan content of the nucleus increased significantly. Both 2 and 4 weeks of traction brought about change, but 4 weeks’ changes were significantly superior to 2 weeks. Other disc changes researchers described 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 reported that 28 days of compression followed by 28 days of distraction resulted in disc rehydration, accelerated extracellular matrix gene expression, and increased numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers as support, Spinal Care Clinic delivers safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Burlington and Hamilton 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 describes how The Cox® Technic System is designed for back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit today. If you suffer with back pain related to disc degeneration, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so far away. Spinal Care Clinic is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients have hope!

 
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