Lynchburg 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 “grapeseed oil, aloe vera gel, and broccoli may positively impact disc degeneration” is a marvel to Palmer Chiropractic Center and surely to our Lynchburg chiropractic patients, but a good marvel! They may be onto something to help discs that are degenerated which trigger back pain, neck pain, and disruption of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Lynchburg low back pain is quite closely linked to degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Lynchburg degenerated disc is defined by a decreased number of cells as well as change to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In many studies, rabbit discs are examined as they are similar to human discs. In one rabbit study, researchers looked at the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the application of broccoli sprout extract. They proposed and their study found that this extract had preventive and restorative influences on degenerated discs. (1) In another rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were put on degenerated discs. Due to their being natural flavonoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, grapeseed extracts were tested to see 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 changes were noted in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cell rise, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Palmer Chiropractic Center will follow these interesting studies and see how they will apply to human use. Maybe these results will inspire Lynchburg 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 explains The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration of nutrition, exercise, and treatment of the painful degenerated disc.

Make your next Lynchburg chiropractic appointment now. We can discuss if you knew just how influential such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli might be on relieving Lynchburg back pain by treating the herniated disc.

 
Palmer Chiropractic Center presents interesting studies on how to treat degenerated discs with grapeseed oil, aloe and broccoli sprout extract. 
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