Possible Regeneration for Groton Disc Degeneration

Futuristic concept? Disc Re-generation. Not really! It’s an exciting possibility being studied today. Converting disc degeneration into disc regeneration holds hope for back pain sufferers everywhere. What is the most recent proposed process? Distraction. Just what your Groton chiropractor at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is well-trained to do! Groton chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Groton back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration reports extend 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 modifications that must all come together to lead to disc degeneration initially. Giving credit to prior studies on degenerated discs, they conceded that traction/distraction has been shown to increase disc height and decrease intervertebral pressure. (Research about biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction utilized at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office has shown 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 converge for regenerating the disc that did so for its degeneration. They report 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 optimal to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office follows 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 using low-tension traction as opposed to high-tension traction. The researchers described that the lab findings are based on 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 increased 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, accelerated extracellular matrix gene expression, and augmented numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers as support, Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office provides safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Groton back pain sufferers are happy we do!

CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office

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 is designed for back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Groton chiropractic appointment now. If you suffer with disc degeneration- related back pain, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so far away. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Groton back pain patients have hope!

 
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in disc regeneration possibility. 
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