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Toronto Nutrition Approaches for Degenerated Discs: Broccoli, Aloe and Grapeseed Oil

Who knew? Researchers are an interesting breed. How they think up things to experiment with is a curiosity! What would make them to think “broccoli, aloe vera and grapeseed may positively impact disc degeneration” is a wonder to Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre and surely to our Toronto chiropractic patients, but a good wonder! They may be onto something to deal with degenerated discs which trigger back pain, neck pain, and disruption of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Toronto low back pain is quite closely linked to degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Toronto degenerated disc is defined by a reduced number of cells as well as alteration to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In several of these studies, rabbit discs are examined as they are like human discs. In one rabbit study, researchers studied the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the application of broccoli sprout extract. They thought and their study discovered that it had preventive and restorative effects on degenerated discs. (1) In second rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were put on degenerated discs. By reason of their having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as natural flavonoids, grapeseed extracts were evaluated to see how their inhibitory and anabolic effects would be on degenerated discs. They showed to be restorative and preventive in terms of affecting the degraded disc tissues’ collagen fibrils. (2) In a third study, aloe vera gel was applied to degenerated discs of rabbits. Aloe vera gel stopped and reversed disc degeneration. Researchers wrote that there was a statistically significant (a big deal!) gradual reversal of degenerative changes. These modifications were seen in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cell increase, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre will follow these stimulating studies and see how they will translate into human use. Maybe these findings will inspire Toronto chiropractic patients to enjoy more broccoli, utilize grapeseed, and find a way to enjoy some aloe vera gel?

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Krause about disc degeneration on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation of nutrition, exercise, and treatment of the painful degenerated disc.

Schedule your next Toronto chiropractic appointment now. We can chat about if you knew just how effective such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli might be on easing Toronto back pain by treating the herniated disc.

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre presents interesting studies on how to treat degenerated discs with grapeseed oil, aloe and broccoli sprout extract. 
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