Who knew? Researchers are a fascinating group of people. How they come up things to experiment with is a curiosity! What would prompt them to think “grapeseed oil, aloe vera gel, and broccoli may positively impact disc degeneration” is a wonder to Young Chiropractic and surely to our Easley chiropractic patients, but a good wonder! They may be onto something to deal with discs that are degenerated which cause back pain, neck pain, and disruption of life.
PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION
Easley low back pain is quite closely linked to degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine. At its basic level, the Easley degenerated disc is recognized for a reduced number of cells as well as change 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 proposed and their study discovered that it had preventive and restorative influences on degenerated discs. (1) In second 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 tried 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 applied to degenerated discs of rabbits. Aloe vera gel stopped and reversed disc degeneration. Researchers noted statistically significant (a big deal!) gradual reversal of degenerative changes. These modifications were seen in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cell rise, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Young Chiropractic will keep following these interesting studies and see how they will translate into human use. Maybe these findings will inspire Easley chiropractic patients to enjoy 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 Easley chiropractic appointment soon. We can chat about if you knew just how beneficial such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli might be on helping ease Easley back pain by treating the herniated disc.