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Colorado Springs Nutrition Approaches for Degenerated Discs: Broccoli, Aloe and Grapeseed Oil

Who knew? Researchers are an interesting group of people. How they think up things to experiment with is a fascination! What would prompt them to think “grapeseed oil, aloe vera gel, and broccoli may help disc degeneration” is a wonder to The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR and surely to our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients, but a good wonder! They just might be onto something to help degenerated discs which trigger back pain, neck pain, and disturbance of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Colorado Springs low back pain is very closely associated with degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Colorado Springs degenerated disc is defined by a reduced number of cells as well as alteration to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In several of these studies, rabbit discs are examined as they are like human discs. In one rabbit study, researchers studied the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the use of broccoli sprout extract. They thought and their study discovered that this extract had preventive and restorative influences on degenerated discs. (1) In another rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were applied to degenerated discs. By reason of their having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as natural flavonoids, grapeseed extracts were tested to see how their inhibitory and anabolic effects would be on degenerated discs. They showed to be preventive and restorative in terms of affecting the degraded disc tissues’ collagen fibrils. (2) In a third study, aloe vera gel was applied to degenerated discs of rabbits. Aloe vera gel stopped and reversed disc degeneration. Researchers wrote that there was a statistically significant (a big deal!) gradual reversal of degenerative changes. These changes were seen in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cell rise, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR will follow these interesting studies and see how they will apply to human use. Maybe these results will inspire Colorado Springs chiropractic patients to eat more broccoli, utilize grapeseed, and find a way to enjoy some aloe vera gel?

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Krause about disc degeneration on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation of nutrition, exercise, and treatment of the aching degenerated disc.

Schedule your next Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment soon. We can chat about if you knew just how beneficial such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli could be on easing Colorado Springs back pain by treating the herniated disc.

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR presents interesting studies on how to treat degenerated discs with grapeseed oil, aloe and broccoli sprout extract. 
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