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Burlington and Hamilton Nutrition Approaches for Degenerated Discs: Broccoli, Aloe and Grapeseed Oil

Who knew? Researchers are a fascinating group of people. How they think up things to experiment with is a fascination! What would make them to think “broccoli, aloe vera and grapeseed may help disc degeneration” is a marvel to Spinal Care Clinic and surely to our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients, but a good marvel! They just might be onto something to deal with degenerated discs which cause back pain, neck pain, and disruption of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Burlington and Hamilton low back pain is very closely associated with degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Burlington and Hamilton degenerated disc is recognized for a decreased number of cells as well as alteration to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In several of these studies, rabbit discs are studied as they are like human discs. In one rabbit study, researchers looked at the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the use of broccoli sprout extract. They proposed and their study found that this extract had preventive and restorative effects on degenerated discs. (1) In second rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were applied to degenerated discs. Due to their having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as natural flavonoids, grapeseed extracts were tried to see how their inhibitory and anabolic effects would be on degenerated discs. They proved to be restorative and preventive in terms of stopping the degradation of disc tissues’ collagen fibrils. (2) In a third study, aloe vera gel was utilized. 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 increase, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Spinal Care Clinic will keep following these stimulating studies and see how they will apply to human use. Maybe these results will inspire Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients to enjoy more broccoli, use grapeseed, and find a way to enjoy some aloe vera gel?

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Krause about disc degeneration on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation of nutrition, exercise, and treatment of the aching degenerated disc.

Make your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment now. We can chat about if you knew just how beneficial such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli could be on relieving Burlington and Hamilton back pain by treating the herniated disc.

 
Spinal Care Clinic presents interesting studies on how to treat degenerated discs with grapeseed oil, aloe and broccoli sprout extract. 
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