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Possible Regeneration for Manahawkin Disc Degeneration

Futuristic concept? Disc Re-generation. Not really! It is an exciting possibility being today. Converting disc degeneration into disc regeneration holds hope for back pain sufferers all around. What’s the latest proposed process? Distraction. Just what your Manahawkin chiropractor at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is quite experienced in delivering! Manahawkin chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Manahawkin back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration studies spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION FACTORS

Researchers seem 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 in the first place. Giving credit to previous studies on degenerated discs, they conceded that traction/distraction has been shown to boost disc height and reduce intervertebral pressure. (Research regarding biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction utilized at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center has demonstgrated 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 explained that not all levels of disc degeneration can be regenerated as all the right circumstances must converge for regenerating the disc that did so for its degeneration. They explain that their research showed that traction interrupted the cycle of disc degeneration in the lab study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is best to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center tracks this research most excitedly.

IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH: LOW TENSION DISTRACTION

Another published paper stated 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 upon the proteoglycan content of the nucleus pulposus of the spinal intervertebral disc, 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 better to 2 weeks. Other disc changes researchers reported on 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, stimulated extracellular matrix gene expression, and increased numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers in mind, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center delivers safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Manahawkin 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 relays how The Cox® Technic System is designed for back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

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

 
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in potentially regenerating degenerated discs. 
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