Possible Regeneration for Buffalo, NY 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 all around. What is the latest proposed process? Distraction. Just what your Buffalo, NY chiropractor at The Novelli Wellness Center is well-trained to do! Buffalo, NY chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Buffalo, NY back pain related to disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration reports spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION CONTRIBUTORS

Researchers are sounding more and more optimistic about disc regeneration. A new group of researchers defined the biochemical, mechanical, and structural changes that must all come together to result in disc degeneration in the first place. Giving credit to previous studies on degenerated discs, they acknowledged that traction/distraction has been shown to enhance disc height and decrease intervertebral pressure. (Research about biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction used at The Novelli Wellness Center 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 clarified that not all levels of disc degeneration can be regenerated as all the right conditions must converge for regenerating the disc that did so for its degeneration. They report that their research showed that traction interrupted the cycle of disc degeneration in the lab study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is best to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) The Novelli Wellness Center follows this research most enthusiastically.

IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH: LOW TENSION DISTRACTION

Another published paper explained that there is greater reconstruction and better effectiveness of disc regeneration or repair using low-tension traction as opposed to high-tension traction. The researchers explained that the lab findings are based on 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 better 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 augmented numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers in mind, The Novelli Wellness Center provides safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Buffalo, NY 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 Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment today. If you suffer with disc degeneration- related back pain, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so futuristic. The Novelli Wellness Center is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Buffalo, NY back pain patients have hope!

 
The Novelli Wellness Center shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in disc regeneration possibility. 
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