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

Who knew? Researchers are an interesting breed. How they think 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 marvel to Apple Country Chiropractic and surely to our Williamson chiropractic patients, but a good marvel! They may be onto something to deal with degenerated discs which trigger back pain, neck pain, and disturbance of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

Williamson low back pain is very closely linked to degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the Williamson degenerated disc is defined by a reduced number of cells as well as change to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In several of these studies, rabbit discs are examined as they are like human discs. In one rabbit study, researchers studied the degenerated intervertebral disc and its response to the application 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. Due to their having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as natural flavonoids, grapeseed extracts were evaluated 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 utilized. Aloe vera gel stopped and reversed disc degeneration. Researchers noted 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) Apple Country Chiropractic will keep following these interesting studies and see how they will translate into human use. Maybe these findings will inspire Williamson chiropractic patients to enjoy more broccoli, use grapeseed, and find a way to enjoy 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 incorporation of nutrition, exercise, and treatment of the aching degenerated disc.

Schedule your next Williamson chiropractic appointment soon. We can discuss if you knew just how influential such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli might be on easing Williamson back pain by treating the herniated disc.

 
Apple Country Chiropractic presents interesting studies on how to address degenerated discs with grapeseed oil, aloe and broccoli sprout extract. 
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