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Possible Regeneration for Colorado Springs 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 all around. What’s the latest proposed process? Distraction. Just what your Colorado Springs chiropractor at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is quite experienced in delivering! Colorado Springs chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Colorado Springs back pain related to disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration studies spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION FACTORS

Researchers seem more and more optimistic about disc regeneration. A new set of researchers defined the biochemical, mechanical, and structural changes that must all come together to lead to disc degeneration initially. Giving credit to prior studies on degenerated discs, they admitted that traction/distraction has been shown to boost disc height and decrease intervertebral pressure. (Research regarding biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction used at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR has demonstgrated 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 clarified that not all levels of disc degeneration can be regenerated as all the right circumstances must come together for regenerating the disc that came together in its degeneration. They report 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) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR tracks 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 explained 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 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 superior 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 increased numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers in mind, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR provides safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Colorado Springs back pain sufferers are thankful 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment now. If you suffer with disc degeneration- related back pain, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so futuristic. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is watching the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Colorado Springs back pain patients have hope!

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in disc regeneration possibility. 
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