Possible Regeneration for Paramus Disc Degeneration

Futuristic concept? Disc Re-generation. Not really! It’s an exciting possibility being studied today. Turning disc degeneration into disc regeneration holds hope for back pain sufferers everywhere. What is the most recent suggested process? Distraction. Just what your Paramus chiropractor at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is quite experienced in delivering! Paramus chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Paramus back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration studies spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION CONTRIBUTORS

Researchers seem more and more optimistic about disc regeneration. A new set of researchers described 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 increase disc height and reduce intervertebral pressure. (Research regarding biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction utilized at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center has demonstgrated 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 clarified that not all levels of disc degeneration can be regenerated as all the necessary circumstances must converge 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) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center tracks 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 on the proteoglycan content of the spinal intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus, the very center of the disc, which is made up of proteoglycans. The proteoglycan content of the nucleus rose 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 related 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, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center provides safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Paramus 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 is designed for back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Paramus chiropractic visit today. If you suffer with disc degeneration- related back pain, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so far away. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Paramus back pain patients have hope!

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in potentially regenerating degenerated discs. 
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