Pensacola Exercise and Manipulation May Help Get Water into Disc

Water is central to the body. The body is composed of around 50% water. The spinal disc has about 80% water. Disc degeneration involves the loss of water and disc hydration. Chiropractic takes care of disc problems like disc degeneration with a variety of approaches. Exercise helps with water diffusion into the disc. Spinal manipulation enhances diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water cannot but help!  Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center implements spinal manipulation to help our spine pain patients suffering with Pensacola back pain and neck pain and related arm and leg pain and recommends 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 described how muscles, tendons and bone do respond well, so they turned to the disc to see if it does.  One new study made use of imaging to learn. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after six months of exercise in this type of patient, the non-specific low back pain patient, the researchers did not uncover a benefit though at 3 months the imaging showed higher 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 look at 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 demonstrated a higher apparent diffusion coefficient for disc diffusion of water. (2) If exercise can boost that even a little, it has a place in neck and back pain management. If nothing else, a Pensacola back pain sufferer may well increase the odds of responding to conservative care by raising the water content of disc with exercise and spinal manipulation!

Pensacola SPINAL MANIPULATION AND WATER DIFFUSION INTO THE DISC

Studies of manual therapy and traction effects on the intervertebral disc in back pain patients demonstrated that there is an effect on the physiology (the structure and function) of the disc mainly via water diffusion and molecular transport. Both of these are important for a healthy disc. (3) Beattie wrote that changes in the water diffusion within the the L1-2, L2-3, and L5S1 discs were observed after only one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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 imbibition of fluid into the disc help our Pensacola 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.

Make your Pensacola chiropractic appointment soon. Your body survives on water. Degenerated discs lose water. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center guides Pensacola chiropractic patients toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to coost water content. 

 
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center uses spinal manipulation and exercise to boost the diffusion of water into the disc which supports the health of the disc. 
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