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Colorado Springs Exercise and Manipulation May Help Get Water into Disc

Water is essential to the body. The body is composed of around 50% water. The spinal disc has around 80% water. Disc degeneration involves the loss of disc hydration and water. Chiropractic takes care of disc problems like disc degeneration with a variety of forms of care. Exercise helps with water diffusion into the disc. Spinal manipulation boosts diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water cannot hurt either!  The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR uses spinal manipulation to help our spine pain patients suffering with Colorado Springs back pain and neck pain and related leg and arm pain and recommends exercise to support 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 looked at the disc to see if it would.  One new study used imaging to see. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after 6 months of exercise in this type of patient, the non-specific low back pain patient, the researchers didn’t discover a benefit; however, at 3 months the imaging exhibited higher L5S1 diffusion coefficients. They stated that other types of low back pain sufferers may respond differently. (1) Interesting. The increased 'apparent diffusion coefficients' is promising yet when we consider other articles about diffusion of water into the disc. Wong described 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 diffusion of water into the disc. (2) If exercise can enhance that even a bit, it has a place in neck and back pain management. At the very least, a Colorado Springs back pain sufferer may well increase the chances of responding to conservative care by raising the water content of disc with exercise and spinal manipulation!

Colorado Springs SPINAL MANIPULATION AND WATER DIFFUSION INTO THE DISC

Studies of manual therapy and traction effects on the intervertebral disc in back pain patients documented that there is an effect on the physiology (the structure and function) of the disc primarily via water diffusion and molecular transport. Both of these are vital for a healthy disc. (3) Beattie stated that changes in the water diffusion within the discs at L1-2, L2-3, and L5S1 were seen after only one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR utlilizes the gentle distraction treatment called Cox Technic spinal manipulation to create a push-pull-pumping effect on the disc and its endplates to encourage the disc to imbibe fluid into the disc help our Colorado Springs 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 discusses the process of disc degeneration and how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction helps in its care via manipulation.

Set up your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment today. Your body survives on water. Degenerated discs lose water. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR guides Colorado Springs chiropractic patients toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to coost water content. 

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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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