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Vancouver Nutrition Approaches for Degenerated Discs: Broccoli, Aloe and Grapeseed Oil

Who knew? Researchers are an interesting group of people. How they come up things to try is a fascination! What would prompt them to think “grapeseed oil, aloe vera gel, and broccoli may help disc degeneration” is a wonder to Vancouver Disc Centers and surely to our Vancouver chiropractic patients, but a good wonder! They may be onto something to deal with discs that are degenerated which cause back pain, neck pain, and disturbance of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Vancouver low back pain is very closely associated with degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Vancouver degenerated disc is recognized for a reduced number of cells as well as alteration to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In several of these studies, rabbit discs are examined as they are similar to human discs. In one rabbit study, researchers studied the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the use of broccoli sprout extract. They thought and their study found 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 being natural flavonoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, grapeseed extracts were tried to find out how their inhibitory and anabolic effects would be on degenerated discs. They proved to be preventive and restorative in terms of affecting the degraded disc tissues’ collagen fibrils. (2) In a third study, aloe vera gel was utilized. Aloe vera gel stopped 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 increase, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers will follow these interesting studies and see how they will apply to human use. Maybe these results will inspire Vancouver chiropractic patients to eat more broccoli, utilize grapeseed, and find a way to use 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 Vancouver chiropractic appointment soon. We can chat about if you knew just how effective such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli could be on helping relieve Vancouver back pain by treating the herniated disc.

 
Vancouver Disc Centers presents interesting studies on how to treat degenerated discs with grapeseed oil, aloe and broccoli sprout extract. 
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