Paramus Exercise and Manipulation May Help Get Water into Disc

Water is essential to the body. Water makes up about half of the body. The spinal disc is composed of about 80% water. Disc degeneration involves the loss of water and disc hydration. Chiropractic manages disc problems like disc degeneration with a variety of forms of care. Exercise assists water diffusion into the disc. Spinal manipulation boosts diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water cannot but help!  Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center uses spinal manipulation to help our spine pain patients experiencing Paramus 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 positively, so they looked at the disc to see if it would.  One new study used imaging to learn. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after six months of exercise in the patient with non specific low back pain, the researchers didn’t discover a benefit though at 3 months the imaging showed increased L5S1 diffusion coefficients. They explained that other types of low back pain sufferers may respond differently. (1) Interesting. The increased 'apparent diffusion coefficients' is promising yet when we look at other articles about diffusion of water into the disc. Wong explained that non-specific low back pain patients who responded with greater than 30% relief to spinal manipulation therapy compared with non-responders showed a higher apparent diffusion coefficient for diffusion of water into the disc. (2) If exercise can enhance that even a bit, it has a spot in neck and back pain management. If nothing else, a Paramus back pain sufferer may well improve the odds of responding to conservative care by raising the water content of disc with exercise and spinal manipulation!

Paramus 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 mainly via water diffusion and molecular transport. Both of these are vital for a healthy disc. (3) Beattie reported that changes in the water diffusion within the the L1-2, L2-3, and L5S1 discs were observed after just one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center 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 Paramus 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 Paramus chiropractic appointment soon. Your body survives on water. Disc degeneration is a loss of water. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center guides Paramus chiropractic back pain sufferers toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to enhance water content. 

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center uses spinal manipulation and exercise to enhance the diffusion of water into the disc which helps the health of the disc. 
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