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Possible Regeneration for Montreal Disc Degeneration

Futuristic concept? Disc Re-generation. Not really! It’s an exciting possibility being studied today. Turning disc degeneration into disc regeneration offers hope for back pain sufferers all around. What’s the latest proposed process? Distraction. Just what your Montreal chiropractor at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is well-trained to do! Montreal chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Montreal back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration reports 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 described the biochemical, mechanical, and structural changes that must all come together to lead to disc degeneration initially. Giving credit to prior studies on degenerated discs, they admitted that traction/distraction has been shown to enhance disc height and decrease intervertebral pressure. (Research regarding biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction utilized at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic has measured a 17% increase in disc height, a 28% increase in area, and an intradiscal pressure drop 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 did so for 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) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic tracks this research most enthusiastically.

IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH: LOW TENSION DISTRACTION

Another published paper explained 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 explained that the lab findings are based upon the proteoglycan content of the spinal intervertebral disc’s nucleus pulposus, the very center of the disc, which consists 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 superior 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 related 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, Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic provides safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Montreal back pain sufferers are thankful 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 describes how The Cox® Technic System is designed for back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Montreal chiropractic appointment today. If you have disc degeneration- related back pain, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so futuristic. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is watching the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Montreal back pain patients have hope!

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in potentially regenerating degenerated discs. 
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