Baton Rouge Exercise and Manipulation May Help Get Water into Disc

Water is central to the body. Water makes up about half of the body. The spinal disc is composed of around 80% water. Disc degeneration involves the loss of disc hydration and water. Chiropractic takes care of disc problems like disc degeneration with various forms of care. Exercise assists water diffusion into the disc. Spinal manipulation enhances diffusion of water into the disc. Drinking water cannot but help!  Spine & Sports Rehab Center utilizes spinal manipulation to take care of our spine pain patients suffering with Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain and related leg and arm pain and recommends exercise to boost the effects of spinal manipulation to take care of the spinal disc.

DIFFUSION OF WATER INTO THE DISC VIA EXERCISE

Can exercise help the intervertebral disc in non-specific low back pain sufferers? Researchers described how muscles, tendons and bone do respond positively, so they looked at the disc to see if it does.  One new study made use of imaging to find out. On T2-weighted MRI imaging after 6 months of exercise in this type of patient, the non-specific low back pain patient, the researchers did not uncover a benefit though at 3 months the imaging showed higher L5S1 diffusion coefficients. They did explain that other types of low back pain sufferers may respond differently. (1) That’s noteworthy. The increased 'apparent diffusion coefficients' is promising yet when we read other articles about diffusion of water into the disc. Wong pointed out that non-specific low back pain patients who responded with greater than 30% relief to spinal manipulation therapy compared with non-responders demonstrated a higher apparent diffusion coefficient for disc diffusion of water. (2) If exercise can boost that even a bit, it has a place in back and neck pain management. At the very least, a Baton Rouge back pain sufferer may well increase the odds of responding to conservative care by maximizing the water content of disc with exercise and spinal manipulation!

Baton Rouge SPINAL MANIPULATION AND WATER DIFFUSION INTO THE DISC

Studies of manual therapy and traction effects on the intervertebral disc in back pain patients demonstrated that there is an impact on the physiology (the structure and function) of the disc mainly via water diffusion and molecular transport. Both of these are vital for a healthy disc. (3) Beattie reported that changes in the water diffusion within the discs at L1-2, L2-3, and L5S1 were seen after only one treatment of spinal manipulation. (4) Spine & Sports Rehab Center utlilizes the gentle distraction treatment called Cox Technic spinal manipulation to make a push-pull-pumping effect on the disc and its endplates to encourage imbibition of fluid into the disc help our Baton Rouge spine pain patients.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he further discusses the process of disc degeneration and how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction helps in its care via manipulation.

Set up your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. Your body survives on water. Disc degeneration is a loss of water. Spine & Sports Rehab Center guides Baton Rouge chiropractic patients toward healthier discs with spinal manipulation and exercise to enhance water content. 

 
Spine & Sports Rehab Center uses spinal manipulation and exercise to boost the diffusion of water into the disc which supports the health of the disc. 
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