Possible Regeneration for Lynchburg Disc Degeneration

Futuristic concept? Disc Re-generation. Not really! It is an exciting possibility being examined today. Turning disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers all around. What’s the most recent proposed process? Distraction. Just what your Lynchburg chiropractor at Palmer Chiropractic Center is well-trained to do! Lynchburg chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Lynchburg back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration reports extend hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION CONTRIBUTORS

Researchers are sounding more and more positive about disc regeneration. A new group of researchers described the biochemical, mechanical, and structural changes that must all come together to result in disc degeneration initially. Giving credit to previous studies on degenerated discs, they conceded 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 Palmer Chiropractic Center has shown a 17% increase in disc height, a 28% increase in area, and an intradiscal pressure decrease in lumbar spine discs to as low as -192mmHg pressure. (1) ) They clarified that not all levels of disc degeneration can be regenerated as all the right circumstances must come together for regenerating the disc that did so for its degeneration. They report that their research showed that traction interrupted the cycle of disc degeneration in the experimental study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is best to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Palmer Chiropractic Center tracks 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 consists of proteoglycans. The proteoglycan content of the nucleus rose significantly. Both 2 and 4 weeks of traction resulted in 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 related that 28 days of compression followed by 28 days of distraction resulted in disc rehydration, stimulated extracellular matrix gene expression, and increased numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers in mind, Palmer Chiropractic Center provides safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Lynchburg back pain sufferers are thankful 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 delivers back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Lynchburg chiropractic appointment today. If you suffer with disc degeneration- related back pain, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so far away. Palmer Chiropractic Center is watching the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Lynchburg back pain patients have hope!

 
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