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March 18, 2014

Breaking News! Spinal manipulation increases water content in the disc and reduces pain intensity!

Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is inspired to share with our Augusta back pain patients this news. We hear our patients tell us about their relief while being treated and after the treatment, so it’s great to have research document and explain that relief! The Augusta chiropractic care at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is certainly beneficial.

Many patients coming to Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic have disc degeneration, a condition that finds the intervertebral disc lacking its original height and fluid and nutrients. Disc degeneration or any number of other spine conditions may cause our Augusta patients pain. Our chiropractic services are pain relieving, gentle and effective for many Augusta back pain sufferers. Explaining the reasons for this relief is important for all of us.

This is a picture of Cox Technic chiropratic spinal manipulation as performed at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic.Now, the current research study about spinal manipulation and water content of the disc recorded patient response to spinal manipulation.  During and following the spinal manipulation, the authors report an immediate increase in the water content of the disc in the low back at the L1-2 and L2-3 and L4-5 levels of the lumbar spine! This is reassuring evidence for the benefit of spinal manipulation in treating back pain. Patients in this study also note relief of pain intensity while undergoing spinal manipulation. (1) Our Augusta back patients do, too.

As a side note: Another study pointed out that drinking water 36 hours before a spinal manipulation session is also beneficial. (2) The more water available, the more it can get into the disc during spinal manipulation. This can only help!

Our spinal manipulation of choice for Augusta clients is Cox Technic Flexion Distraction. Not only is it relieving, it’s evidence-based and research-documented via federally funded research with the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration with nearly 50 years of experience behind it. That’s important to Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic to have support behind what we do.

So, drink some water, and contact Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today to set up your next Augusta chiropractic spinal manipulation appointment. Your discs will thank you!