Possible Regeneration for Sandy Springs Disc Degeneration

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

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION CONTRIBUTORS

Researchers seem more and more optimistic about disc regeneration. A recent group of researchers defined 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 admitted that traction/distraction has been shown to increase disc height and decrease intervertebral pressure. (Research regarding biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction used at Cross Chiropractic Center has measured a 17% increase in disc height, a 28% increase in area, and an intradiscal pressure drop 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 necessary conditions must come together 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 experimental study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is optimal to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Cross Chiropractic Center follows this research most excitedly.

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 using low-tension traction as opposed to high-tension traction. The researchers explained 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 superior to 2 weeks. Other disc changes researchers described were the pores in the bony endplate, their number and diameter that all increased. (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, accelerated extracellular matrix gene expression, and increased numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers as support, Cross Chiropractic Center provides safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Sandy Springs back pain sufferers are happy 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 Sandy Springs 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. Cross Chiropractic Center is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Sandy Springs back pain patients have hope!

 
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