Who knew? Researchers are an interesting group of people. How they think up things to try is a fascination! What would prompt them to think “grapeseed oil, aloe vera gel, and broccoli may help disc degeneration” is a marvel to Moriarty Chiropractic and surely to our Nashua chiropractic patients, but a good marvel! 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
Nashua low back pain is quite closely associated with degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine. At its basic level, the Nashua degenerated disc is defined by a decreased number of cells and alteration to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In many studies, rabbit discs are examined as they are similar to human discs. In one rabbit study, researchers studied the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the use of broccoli sprout extract. They proposed and their study discovered that this extract had preventive and restorative influences on degenerated discs. (1) In another rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were applied to degenerated discs. By reason of their being natural flavonoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, grapeseed extracts were evaluated to see 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 stated that there was a 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) Moriarty Chiropractic will follow these interesting studies and see how they will apply to human use. Maybe these findings will inspire Nashua chiropractic patients to eat more broccoli, utilize 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 integration of nutrition, exercise, and treatment of the aching degenerated disc.
Make your next Nashua 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 Nashua back pain by treating the herniated disc.