Who knew? Researchers are a fascinating group of people. How they come up things to experiment with is a curiosity! What would make them to think “broccoli, aloe vera and grapeseed may positively impact disc degeneration” is a wonder to Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic and surely to our Augusta chiropractic patients, but a good wonder! They may 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
Augusta low back pain is very closely associated with degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine. At its basic level, the Augusta degenerated disc is defined by a reduced number of cells as well as change to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In many 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 found that it had preventive and restorative effects on degenerated discs. (1) In another rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were applied to degenerated discs. By reason of their having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as natural flavonoids, grapeseed extracts were tested to find out how their inhibitory and anabolic effects would be on degenerated discs. They proved to be restorative and preventive in terms of affecting the degraded disc tissues’ collagen fibrils. (2) In a third study, aloe vera gel was utilized. Aloe vera gel stopped and reversed disc degeneration. Researchers noted statistically significant (a big deal!) gradual reversal of degenerative changes. These changes were noted in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cell rise, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will keep following these stimulating studies and see how they will translate into human use. Maybe these findings will inspire Augusta chiropractic patients to enjoy more broccoli, use grapeseed, and find a way to use 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 describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation of nutrition, exercise, and treatment of the painful degenerated disc.
Schedule your next Augusta chiropractic appointment today. We can chat about if you knew just how effective such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli might be on helping relieve Augusta back pain by treating the herniated disc.