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Possible Regeneration for Ashburn Disc Degeneration

Futuristic concept? Disc Re-generation. Not really! It’s an exciting possibility being considered today. Turning disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers everywhere. What’s the latest suggested process? Distraction. Just what your Ashburn chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is quite experienced in delivering! Ashburn chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Ashburn back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration reports spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION FACTORS

Researchers seem more and more optimistic about disc regeneration. A recent group of researchers described the biochemical, mechanical, and structural modifications that must all come together to result in disc degeneration initially. Giving credit to previous studies on degenerated discs, they admitted that traction/distraction has been shown to increase disc height and reduce intervertebral pressure. (Research about biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction used at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn has shown a 17% increase in disc height, a 28% increase in area, and an intradiscal pressure drop 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 necessary conditions must converge for regenerating the disc that came together in 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 best to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn follows this research most excitedly.

IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH: LOW TENSION DISTRACTION

Another published paper stated 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 nucleus pulposus of the spinal intervertebral disc, the very center of the disc, which is made up of proteoglycans. The proteoglycan content of the nucleus increased 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 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 as support, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn provides safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Ashburn 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 relays how The Cox® Technic System delivers back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Ashburn chiropractic visit today. If you have disc degeneration- related back pain, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so far away. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Ashburn back pain patients have hope!

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in potentially regenerating degenerated discs. 
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