Deprived, you say? Yes, deprived! The spinal discs
especially those undergoing degeneration are deprived of nutrients meant to
keep them healthy and functioning. Johnson Chiropractic cares for spinal discs
gently. The Richmond chiropractic treatment plan for degenerated
spinal discs includes nutrition and spinal manipulation. Both will make your spinal discs feel less deprived!
Nutritionally, spinal discs are made mostly of water, up to
80% water! The discs are cartilage. They sit between the vertebral bones of the spine,
allowing spinal movement. Johnson Chiropractic knows the health of the spine by the
movement it allows. That’s the reason so many tests are performed during the
spinal examination! Now, if the disc is
deprived nutritionally, its cells degenerate more quickly. The water content diminishes and adds to the whole degenerative process. Glycosaminoglycan is an important component of the disc cartilage. It helps the
disc cartilage absorb up to 9 times its own volume in water! Now that makes a
difference when a disc is losing its water content to degeneration. Richmond chiropractic care
incorporates as many positive approaches to spinal health into the treatment
plan as possible.
Now, structurally, nerves grow into the discs when discs are
degenerated and painful. (1) No wonder spinal discs hurt! Researchers
are now considering ways to control, slow or stop this nerve growth to control,
slow or stop the pain. How? With the introduction of glycosaminoglycans like
chondroitin sulfate which are soluble nutrients capable of stopping such
growth! (1) Further, glucosamine is published to be effective in feeding the
discs, but be sure the sulfate form is taken. New research is re-documenting
that glucosamine hydrochloride has no effect on pain management. (2) Johnson Chiropractic is excited about these new
research papers as the nutritional approach to treating discs is part of this
Richmond chiropractic practice.
The goal of ending disc degeneration and actually
attempting regeneration of the degenerated spinal discs is not a new idea.
Early researchers back in the 1960’s, Cole, Ghosh, Taylor, presented their work
to the world. (3) It was foundational and exciting work! Today, following the
protocols of the Cox Technic system of spinal pain management, Johnson Chiropractic
incorporates chiropractic Cox Technic to move the spine and increase spinal
nutrition to give our Richmond back pain and neck pain sufferers the
best opportunity to control back pain and heal their discs.
So bring your deprived, painful discs to Johnson Chiropractic. The Richmond treatment plan aims to
feed, water and move the discs back to health! This combined nutritional and
chiropractic treatment approach may be just the Richmond pain relief
plan for you! Contact Johnson Chiropractic today.
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