Sandy Springs Nutrition Approaches for Degenerated Discs: Broccoli, Aloe and Grapeseed Oil

Who knew? Researchers are a fascinating breed. How they think up things to experiment with is a fascination! What would make them to think “broccoli, aloe vera and grapeseed may positively impact disc degeneration” is a marvel to Cross Chiropractic Center and surely to our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients, but a good marvel! They just might be onto something to help discs that are degenerated which trigger back pain, neck pain, and disturbance of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Sandy Springs low back pain is very closely associated with degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Sandy Springs degenerated disc is recognized for a decreased number of cells as well as change to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In several of these studies, rabbit discs are examined as they are similar to human discs. In one rabbit study, researchers studied the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the use of broccoli sprout extract. They proposed and their study discovered that this extract had preventive and restorative effects on degenerated discs. (1) In second rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were applied to degenerated discs. Due to their being natural flavonoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, grapeseed extracts were evaluated to see how their inhibitory and anabolic effects would be on degenerated discs. They showed to be restorative and preventive 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 halted and reversed disc degeneration. Researchers noted statistically significant (a big deal!) gradual reversal of degenerative changes. These changes were seen in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cell increase, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center will follow these interesting studies and see how they will translate into human use. Maybe these findings will inspire Sandy Springs chiropractic patients to eat more broccoli, utilize 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 aching degenerated disc.

Make your next Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment soon. We can discuss if you knew just how beneficial such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli could be on helping ease Sandy Springs back pain by treating the herniated disc.

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