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November 04, 2014

Darn your disc!

Not darn your disc in a humiliating type of way way, but in a healing and correcting and rebuilding way!

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is all about curing the spinal disc. For those Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain victims, the disc is a pain. If you have back pain, we're sure you agree. The intervertebral disc is the cartilage material between the vertebral bones of your spine. The disc is the shock absorber, the cushion to prevent your bones from grinding on each other. The healthy disc keeps us tall. The unhealthy, degenerated disc shrinks us. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers a Fort Wayne non-surgical treatment plan which encompasses nutritional supplementation to reduce back pain due to unhealthy discs.

image of facet joints and disc in a spine

Chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is a hands-on care of the spine. We use chiropractic Cox Technic to reduce spinal pressures and widen the space in the spinal canal to reduce pain. While adjusting the spine, chiropractic may also improve circulation of the triple joint complex: the disc and the two vertebral bones around it. While this is happening, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc wants to maximize the benefit of improved circulation to get nutrients into the disc that it needs to be healthy. One of those nutrients is glycosaminoglycan. Let’s discuss this.

Glycosaminoglycan is a component of aggrecan, a major component of the disc’s make-up. Loss of aggrecan impairs the disc function and leads to disc degeneration. Granted disc degeneration due to aggregan loss is a long process, for some as long as decades. But Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc grabs onto the possibility that the degenerative process may be stopped or slowed at least by restoring the aggrecan, via feeding the disc with nutrients that it needs via supplementation. (1) Further, researchers report that glucosamine lessens the decrease of aggrecan and even prevents the death of nucleus pulposus (the center part of the disc) cells. (2)

So the poor disc has a big job. It holds the bones apart despite being compressed by the two bones. That’s its job. It has to withstand a large compressive load all day long. So don’t “darn” your disc when it hurts. Feed it. Rest it. Darn it with supplementation. Get it the Fort Wayne chiropractic care it needs. Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today.