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Manahawkin 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 is composed of around 80% water. Disc degeneration entails the loss of disc hydration and water. Chiropractic manages disc problems like disc degeneration with various forms of care. Exercise helps with water diffusion into the disc. Spinal manipulation boosts diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water cannot but help!  Manahawkin Chiropractic Center implements spinal manipulation to take care of our spine pain patients experiencing Manahawkin back pain and neck pain and related arm and leg pain and suggests exercise to increase the effects of spinal manipulation to improve the health of the spinal disc.

DIFFUSION OF WATER INTO THE DISC VIA EXERCISE

Can exercise help the intervertebral disc in non-specific low back pain sufferers? Researchers reported that muscles, tendons and bone do respond well, so they turned to the disc to see if it does.  One new study used imaging to learn. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after 6 months of exercise in this type of patient, the non-specific low back pain patient, the researchers didn’t uncover a benefit though at 3 months the imaging showed increased L5S1 diffusion coefficients. They explained that other types of low back pain sufferers may respond differently. (1) That’s noteworthy. The increased 'apparent diffusion coefficients' is promising yet when we consider other articles about diffusion of water into the disc. Wong explained that non-specific low back pain patients who responded with greater than 30% relief to spinal manipulation therapy compared with non-responders showed a higher apparent diffusion coefficient for diffusion of water into the disc. (2) If exercise can boost that even a little, it has a spot in neck and back pain management. If nothing else, a Manahawkin back pain sufferer may well increase the chances of responding to conservative care by maximizing the water content of disc with exercise and spinal manipulation!

Manahawkin 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 impact on the physiology (the structure and function) of the disc primarily via water diffusion and molecular transport. Both of these are vital for a healthy disc. (3) Beattie stated that changes in the water diffusion within the discs at L1-2, L2-3, and L5S1 were seen after just one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center uses the gentle distraction treatment called Cox Technic spinal manipulation to create a push-pull-pumping effect on the disc and its endplates to encourage the disc to imbibe fluid into the disc help our Manahawkin 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.

Set up your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment soon. Your body survives on water. Disc degeneration is a loss of water. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center guides Manahawkin chiropractic back pain sufferers toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to coost water content. 

 
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center uses spinal manipulation and exercise to enhance the diffusion of water into the disc which supports the health of the disc. 
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