Fort Wayne Nutrition Approaches for Degenerated Discs: Broccoli, Aloe and Grapeseed Oil05/12/2021Who knew? Researchers are an interesting group of people. How they come up things to try is a curiosity! What would prompt them to think “grapeseed oil, aloe vera gel, and broccoli may help disc degeneration” is a wonder to Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and surely to our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients, but a good wonder! They may be onto something to help degenerated discs which cause back pain, neck pain, and disruption of life. PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION Fort Wayne low back pain is quite closely linked to degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine. At its basic level, the Fort Wayne degenerated disc is recognized for a reduced number of cells and alteration to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In several of these studies, rabbit discs are studied as they are like human discs. In one rabbit study, researchers looked at the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the use of broccoli sprout extract. They thought and their study discovered that this extract had preventive and restorative effects on degenerated discs. (1) In second rabbit study, grapeseed extracts were put on degenerated discs. By reason of their having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as natural flavonoids, grapeseed extracts were tested to see 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 halted and reversed disc degeneration. Researchers wrote that there was a 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) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will keep following these stimulating studies and see how they will translate into human use. Maybe these results will inspire Fort Wayne chiropractic patients to enjoy more broccoli, use grapeseed, and find a way to enjoy some aloe vera gel? CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 aching degenerated disc. Make your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. We can chat about if you knew just how influential such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli could be on helping ease Fort Wayne back pain by treating the herniated disc. « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."