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Toronto Exercise and Manipulation May Help Get Water into Disc

Water is central to the body. Water makes up about half of the body. The spinal disc has about 80% water. Disc degeneration entails the loss of water and disc hydration. Chiropractic manages disc problems like disc degeneration with a variety of approaches. Exercise assists water diffusion into the disc. Spinal manipulation boosts diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water can’t but help!  Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre uses spinal manipulation to help our spine pain patients suffering with Toronto back pain and neck pain and related leg and arm pain and suggests exercise to enhance 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 reported that muscles, tendons and bone do respond positively, so they turned to the disc to see if it would.  One new study made use of imaging to learn. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after 6 months of exercise in the patient with non specific low back pain, the researchers didn’t uncover a benefit though at 3 months the imaging exhibited increased L5S1 diffusion coefficients. They stated that other types of low back pain sufferers may respond differently. (1) Interesting. The increased 'apparent diffusion coefficients' is promising yet when we read 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 disc diffusion of water. (2) If exercise can enhance that even a bit, it has a spot in back and neck pain management. At the very least, a Toronto back pain sufferer may well increase the odds of responding to conservative care by maximizing the water content of disc with exercise and spinal manipulation!

Toronto SPINAL MANIPULATION AND WATER DIFFUSION INTO THE DISC

Studies of manual therapy and traction effects on the intervertebral disc in back pain patients showed 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 stated that changes in the water diffusion within the the L1-2, L2-3, and L5S1 discs were appreciated after only one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre uses the gentle distraction treatment called Cox Technic spinal manipulation to make a push-pull-pumping effect on the disc and its endplates to encourage imbibition of fluid into the disc help our Toronto 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.

Make your Toronto chiropractic appointment soon. Your body survives on water. Disc degeneration is a loss of water. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre guides Toronto chiropractic back pain sufferers toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to coost water content. 

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre uses spinal manipulation and exercise to boost the diffusion of water into the disc which supports the health of the disc. 
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