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Possible Regeneration for West Palm Beach Disc Degeneration

The future: disc re-generation! It is an exciting possibility being today. Converting disc degeneration into disc regeneration holds hope for back pain sufferers all around. What’s the latest proposed process? Distraction. Just what your West Palm Beach chiropractor at Chiropractic Care is well-trained to do! West Palm Beach chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For West Palm Beach back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration reports extend hope for back pain relief.


Researchers are sounding more and more optimistic about disc regeneration. A new group of researchers defined the biochemical, mechanical, and structural modifications that must all come together to lead to disc degeneration in the first place. Giving credit to previous studies on degenerated discs, they conceded that traction/distraction has been shown to increase disc height and decrease intervertebral pressure. (Research about biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction used at Chiropractic Care has measured 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 necessary conditions must come together for regenerating the disc that came together in its degeneration. They explain that their research showed that traction interrupted the cycle of disc degeneration in the lab study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is optimal to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Chiropractic Care tracks this research most excitedly.


Another published paper explained that there is greater reconstruction and better effectiveness of disc regeneration or repair when low-tension traction instead of high tension traction is used. The researchers described that the lab findings are based on the proteoglycan content of the nucleus pulposus of the spinal intervertebral disc, the very center of the disc, which consists of proteoglycans. The proteoglycan content of the nucleus rose significantly. Both 2 and 4 weeks of traction brought about 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 increased numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers as support, Chiropractic Care delivers safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. West Palm Beach back pain sufferers are glad 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 delivers back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today. If you suffer with back pain related to disc degeneration, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so futuristic. Chiropractic Care is keeping track of the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our West Palm Beach back pain patients have hope!

Chiropractic Care shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in potentially regenerating degenerated discs. 
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