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

Who knew? Researchers are a fascinating group of people. How they think up things to try is a curiosity! What would make them to think “grapeseed oil, aloe vera gel, and broccoli may positively impact disc degeneration” is a marvel to Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic and surely to our Eugene chiropractic patients, but a good marvel! They just might be onto something to deal with discs that are degenerated which cause back pain, neck pain, and disruption of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Eugene low back pain is quite closely linked to degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Eugene degenerated disc is defined by a decreased number of cells as well as alteration to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In many studies, rabbit discs are studied as they are similar to human discs. In one rabbit study, researchers looked at the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the application of broccoli sprout extract. They proposed and their study discovered that this extract had restorative and preventive influences on degenerated discs. (1) In another 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 showed to be preventive and restorative 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 noted statistically significant (a big deal!) gradual reversal of degenerative changes. These modifications were noted in the collagen content organization, the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus cell increase, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic will follow these interesting studies and see how they will apply to human use. Maybe these findings will inspire Eugene chiropractic patients to enjoy more broccoli, use 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 explains The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration of nutrition, exercise, and treatment of the painful degenerated disc.

Make your next Eugene chiropractic appointment soon. We can chat about if you knew just how influential such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli might be on relieving Eugene back pain by treating the herniated disc.

 
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic presents interesting studies on how to treat degenerated discs with grapeseed oil, aloe and broccoli sprout extract. 
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