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McHenry 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 prompt them to think “broccoli, aloe vera and grapeseed may help disc degeneration” is a wonder to Spengel Chiropractic and surely to our McHenry chiropractic patients, but a good wonder! They just might 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

McHenry low back pain is very closely linked to degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the McHenry degenerated disc is defined by a decreased number of cells as well as change to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In several of these 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 thought and their study discovered that this extract had preventive and restorative influences on degenerated discs. (1) In second rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were put on degenerated discs. Due to 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 preventive and restorative in terms of stopping the degradation of disc tissues’ collagen fibrils. (2) In a third study, aloe vera gel was utilized. Aloe vera gel halted and reversed disc degeneration. Researchers noted 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) Spengel Chiropractic will keep following these stimulating studies and see how they will apply to human use. Maybe these findings will inspire McHenry chiropractic patients to enjoy more broccoli, use 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 describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation of nutrition, exercise, and treatment of the painful degenerated disc.

Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic appointment soon. We can chat about if you knew just how effective such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli might be on easing McHenry back pain by treating the herniated disc.

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