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Burlington and Hamilton Exercise and Manipulation May Help Get Water into Disc

Water is essential to the body. The body is composed of around 50% water. The spinal disc has around 80% water. Disc degeneration entails the loss of disc hydration and water. Chiropractic manages disc problems like disc degeneration with a variety of forms of care. Exercise assists water diffusion into the disc. Spinal manipulation enhances diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water can’t hurt either!  Spinal Care Clinic uses spinal manipulation to take care of our spine pain patients suffering with Burlington and Hamilton back pain and neck pain and related arm and leg pain and recommends exercise to support the effects of spinal manipulation to take care 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 used imaging to find out. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after six months of exercise in the patient with non specific low back pain, the researchers didn’t discover a benefit though at 3 months the imaging showed higher 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 though when we consider other articles about diffusion of water into the disc. Wong pointed out that non-specific low back pain patients who responded with greater than 30% relief to spinal manipulation therapy compared with non-responders demonstrated a higher apparent diffusion coefficient for disc diffusion of water. (2) If exercise can boost that even a little, it has a place in neck and back pain management. If nothing else, a Burlington and Hamilton 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!

Burlington and Hamilton SPINAL MANIPULATION AND WATER DIFFUSION INTO THE DISC

Studies of manual therapy and traction effects on the intervertebral disc in back pain patients documented that there is an effect on the physiology (the structure and function) of the disc mainly via water diffusion and molecular transport. Both of these are vital for a healthy disc. (3) Beattie wrote that changes in the diffusion of water within the the L1-2, L2-3, and L5S1 discs were appreciated after only one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) Spinal Care Clinic 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 Burlington and Hamilton 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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment today. Your body survives on water. Disc degeneration is a loss of water. Spinal Care Clinic guides Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic back pain sufferers toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to coost water content. 

 
Spinal Care Clinic uses spinal manipulation and exercise to boost the diffusion of water into the disc which helps the health of the disc. 
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