Possible Regeneration for Pensacola Disc Degeneration

The future: disc re-generation! It is an exciting possibility being considered today. Turning disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers everywhere. What is the most recent proposed process? Distraction. Just what your Pensacola chiropractor at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is quite experienced in delivering! Pensacola chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Pensacola back pain related to 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 new set of researchers described the biochemical, mechanical, and structural changes that must all come together to result in disc degeneration initially. 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 about biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction used at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center has shown 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 laboratory study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is optimal to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center follows this research most enthusiastically.

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 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 spinal intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus, the very center of the disc, which is made up of proteoglycans. The proteoglycan content of the nucleus rose significantly. Both 2 and 4 weeks of traction brought about change, but 4 weeks’ changes were significantly superior to 2 weeks. Other disc changes researchers reported on 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 reported that 28 days of compression followed by 28 days of distraction resulted in disc rehydration, stimulated extracellular matrix gene expression, and augmented numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers as support, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center delivers safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Pensacola back pain sufferers are happy we do!

CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

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 Pensacola chiropractic appointment today. If you suffer with back pain related to disc degeneration, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so far away. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Pensacola back pain patients have hope!

 
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