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

Who knew? Researchers are a fascinating breed. How they come up things to experiment with is a curiosity! What would make them to think “grapeseed oil, aloe vera gel, and broccoli may help disc degeneration” is a wonder to Hollstrom & Associates Inc and surely to our Largo chiropractic patients, but a good wonder! They just might be onto something to help discs that are degenerated which trigger back pain, neck pain, and disturbance of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Largo low back pain is quite closely associated with degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Largo degenerated disc is defined by a reduced number of cells and change 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 looked at the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the use of broccoli sprout extract. They proposed and their study found that it had restorative and preventive influences on degenerated discs. (1) In another rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were applied to degenerated discs. Due to their having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as natural flavonoids, grapeseed extracts were tried to see how their inhibitory and anabolic effects would be on degenerated discs. They showed to be preventive and restorative in terms of affecting the degraded disc tissues’ collagen fibrils. (2) In a third study, aloe vera gel was utilized. Aloe vera gel stopped and reversed disc degeneration. Researchers stated 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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc will follow these stimulating studies and see how they will translate into human use. Maybe these findings will inspire Largo chiropractic patients to enjoy more broccoli, utilize grapeseed, and find a way to use 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 aching degenerated disc.

Schedule your next Largo chiropractic appointment today. We can chat about if you knew just how influential such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli might be on helping relieve Largo back pain by treating the herniated disc.

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc presents interesting studies on how to treat degenerated discs with grapeseed oil, aloe and broccoli sprout extract. 
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