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Possible Regeneration for Toronto Disc Degeneration

The future: disc re-generation! It’s an exciting possibility being today. Converting disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers everywhere. What is the most recent suggested process? Distraction. Just what your Toronto chiropractor at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is well-trained to do! Toronto chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Toronto back pain related to disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration studies extend hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION FACTORS

Researchers are sounding more and more positive about disc regeneration. A new set of researchers defined the biochemical, mechanical, and structural changes that must all come together to lead to disc degeneration in the first place. Giving credit to prior studies on degenerated discs, they conceded that traction/distraction has been shown to increase disc height and decrease intervertebral pressure. (Research regarding biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction utilized at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 come together 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) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 using low-tension traction as opposed to high-tension traction. 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 resulted in 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, stimulated extracellular matrix gene expression, and increased numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers as support, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre provides safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Toronto back pain sufferers are happy 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 describes how The Cox® Technic System is designed for back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Toronto chiropractic visit now. If you suffer with disc degeneration- related back pain, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so futuristic. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is watching the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Toronto back pain patients have hope!

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in disc regeneration possibility. 
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