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Possible Regeneration for Largo Disc Degeneration

Futuristic concept? Disc Re-generation. Not really! It’s an exciting possibility being considered today. Converting disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers everywhere. What is the latest proposed process? Distraction. Just what your Largo chiropractor at Hollstrom & Associates Inc is quite experienced in delivering! Largo chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Largo back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration studies spread hope for back pain relief.

DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION CONTRIBUTORS

Researchers seem 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 result in disc degeneration in the first place. Giving credit to previous studies on degenerated discs, they conceded that traction/distraction has been shown to enhance disc height and reduce intervertebral pressure. (Research about biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction utilized at Hollstrom & Associates Inc has demonstgrated a 17% increase in disc height, a 28% increase in area, and an intradiscal pressure decrease 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 right conditions must come together for regenerating the disc that came together in its degeneration. They report that their research demonstrated that traction interrupted the cycle of disc degeneration in the laboratory study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is optimal to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Hollstrom & Associates Inc follows this research most enthusiastically.

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 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 reported that 28 days of compression followed by 28 days of distraction resulted in disc rehydration, stimulated extracellular matrix gene expression, and augmented numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers in mind, Hollstrom & Associates Inc delivers safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Largo 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 relays how The Cox® Technic System is designed for back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Largo chiropractic appointment today. If you suffer with disc degeneration- related back pain, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so far away. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Largo back pain patients have hope!

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in disc regeneration possibility. 
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