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Montreal 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 fascination! What would prompt them to think “broccoli, aloe vera and grapeseed may help disc degeneration” is a marvel to Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic and surely to our Montreal chiropractic patients, but a good marvel! They just might be onto something to help discs that are degenerated which trigger back pain, neck pain, and disruption of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Montreal low back pain is quite closely associated with degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Montreal degenerated disc is defined by a reduced number of cells as well as alteration 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 application of broccoli sprout extract. They thought and their study discovered that it had preventive and restorative effects on degenerated discs. (1) In second rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were put on degenerated discs. By reason of their having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as natural flavonoids, grapeseed extracts were tested to see how their inhibitory and anabolic effects would be on degenerated discs. They proved to be restorative and preventive in terms of stopping the degradation of disc tissues’ collagen fibrils. (2) In a third study, aloe vera gel was applied to degenerated discs of rabbits. Aloe vera gel halted and reversed disc degeneration. Researchers noted statistically significant (a big deal!) gradual reversal of degenerative changes. These changes were seen in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cell rise, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic will follow these interesting studies and see how they will apply to human use. Maybe these findings will inspire Montreal chiropractic patients to eat more broccoli, utilize grapeseed, and find a way to enjoy 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 explains The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation of nutrition, exercise, and treatment of the painful degenerated disc.

Schedule your next Montreal chiropractic appointment soon. We can discuss if you knew just how influential such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli might be on relieving Montreal back pain by treating the herniated disc.

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic presents interesting studies on how to address degenerated discs with grapeseed oil, aloe and broccoli sprout extract. 
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