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Possible Regeneration for Fort Wayne Disc Degeneration

October 13, 2020

The future: disc re-generation! It’s an exciting possibility being examined today. Converting disc degeneration into disc regeneration holds hope for back pain sufferers all around. What is the latest proposed process? Distraction. Just what your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is well-trained to do! Fort Wayne chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial. For Fort Wayne back pain associated with disc degeneration, these new disc regeneration reports spread hope for back pain relief.


Researchers are sounding more and more positive about disc regeneration. A recent group of researchers described the biochemical, mechanical, and structural modifications that must all come together to result in disc degeneration in the first place. Giving credit to previous studies on degenerated discs, they admitted that traction/distraction has been shown to enhance disc height and reduce intervertebral pressure. (Research about biomechanical effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction used at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has measured a 17% increase in disc height, a 28% increase in area, and an intradiscal pressure drop in lumbar spine discs to as low as -192mmHg pressure. (1) ) They clarified that not all levels of disc degeneration can be regenerated as all the necessary circumstances must converge for regenerating the disc that did so for its degeneration. They explain that their research showed that traction interrupted the cycle of disc degeneration in the experimental study, particularly that 2 to 6 weeks of traction is optimal to regenerate a degenerated disc. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc tracks this research most enthusiastically.


Another published paper stated that there is greater reconstruction and better effectiveness of disc regeneration or repair using low-tension traction as opposed to high-tension traction. The researchers explained that the lab findings are based on the proteoglycan content of the nucleus pulposus of the spinal intervertebral disc, the very center of the disc, which is made up of proteoglycans. The proteoglycan content of the nucleus increased significantly. Both 2 and 4 weeks of traction brought about change, but 4 weeks’ changes were significantly better to 2 weeks. Other disc changes researchers described were the pores in the bony endplate, their number and diameter that all increased. (3) A third study on this topic of potential disc regeneration reported that 28 days of compression followed by 28 days of distraction resulted in disc rehydration, stimulated extracellular matrix gene expression, and increased numbers of protein-expressing cells. (4) With these exciting papers as support, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc provides safe, gentle, low-tension to patient tolerance distraction according to The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols. Fort Wayne back pain sufferers are happy we do!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he relays how The Cox® Technic System delivers back pain relief of disc degeneration-related pain.

Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic visit today. If you suffer with back pain related to disc degeneration, disc re-generation as a futuristic concept may not be so far away. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is watching the developments that may lead to and support disc regeneration. Our Fort Wayne back pain patients have hope!

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc shares new research about the role of spinal manipulation in disc regeneration possibility.