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West Palm Beach Exercise and Manipulation May Help Get Water into Disc

Water is central to the body. The body is composed of around 50% water. The spinal disc is composed of around 80% water. Disc degeneration entails the loss of disc hydration and water. Chiropractic manages disc problems like disc degeneration with a variety of approaches. Exercise helps with water diffusion into the disc. Spinal manipulation enhances diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water can’t hurt either!  Chiropractic Care implements spinal manipulation to take care of our spine pain patients experiencing West Palm Beach back pain and neck pain and related arm and leg pain and recommends exercise to boost the effects of spinal manipulation to improve the health of the spinal disc.

DIFFUSION OF WATER INTO THE DISC VIA EXERCISE

Can exercise benefit the intervertebral disc in non-specific low back pain sufferers? Researchers reported that muscles, tendons and bone do respond well, so they turned to the disc to see if it does.  One new study employed imaging to see. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after six months of exercise in the patient with non specific low back pain, the researchers did not uncover a benefit though at 3 months the imaging exhibited higher L5S1 diffusion coefficients. They did explain that other types of low back pain sufferers may respond differently. (1) Interesting. The increased 'apparent diffusion coefficients' is promising yet when we look at other articles about diffusion of water into the disc. Wong pointed out 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 diffusion of water into the disc. (2) If exercise can boost that even a little, it has a place in neck and back pain management. If nothing else, a West Palm Beach back pain sufferer may well improve the chances of responding to conservative care by maximizing the water content of disc with exercise and spinal manipulation!

West Palm Beach SPINAL MANIPULATION AND WATER DIFFUSION INTO THE DISC

Studies of manual therapy and traction effects on the intervertebral disc in back pain patients documented that there is an impact on the physiology (the structure and function) of the disc primarily 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 seen after only one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) Chiropractic Care uses the gentle distraction treatment called Cox Technic spinal manipulation to create a push-pull-pumping effect on the disc and its endplates to encourage the disc to imbibe fluid into the disc help our West Palm Beach 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 describes the process of disc degeneration and how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction helps in its care via manipulation.

Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today. Your body survives on water. Degenerated discs lose water. Chiropractic Care guides West Palm Beach chiropractic patients toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to coost water content. 

 
Chiropractic Care uses spinal manipulation and exercise to boost the diffusion of water into the disc which helps the health of the disc. 
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