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Carrolltown Nutrition Approaches for Degenerated Discs: Broccoli, Aloe and Grapeseed Oil

Who knew? Researchers are a fascinating breed. How they come up things to try is a curiosity! What would make them to think “broccoli, aloe vera and grapeseed may help disc degeneration” is a marvel to Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and surely to our Carrolltown chiropractic patients, but a good marvel! They may be onto something to deal with degenerated discs which trigger back pain, neck pain, and disruption of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Carrolltown low back pain is very closely linked to degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Carrolltown degenerated disc is defined by a reduced number of cells and alteration to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In many studies, rabbit discs are studied as they are similar to human discs. In one rabbit study, researchers studied the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the application of broccoli sprout extract. They proposed and their study found that this extract had preventive and restorative effects 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 tested to see how their inhibitory and anabolic effects would be on degenerated discs. They showed 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 wrote that there was a statistically significant (a big deal!) gradual reversal of degenerative changes. These modifications were noted in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cell increase, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will keep following these interesting studies and see how they will translate into human use. Maybe these findings will inspire Carrolltown chiropractic patients to eat 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 Carrolltown chiropractic appointment soon. We can chat about if you knew just how influential such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli could be on easing Carrolltown back pain by treating the herniated disc.

 
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation presents interesting studies on how to treat degenerated discs with grapeseed oil, aloe and broccoli sprout extract. 
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