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San Jose 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 experiment with is a fascination! What would make them to think “grapeseed oil, aloe vera gel, and broccoli may help disc degeneration” is a wonder to Chiropractic Solutions and surely to our San Jose chiropractic patients, but a good wonder! They just might be onto something to help discs that are degenerated which cause back pain, neck pain, and disturbance of life.

PREVENTING AND POSSIBLY REVERSING DISC DEGENERATION

San Jose low back pain is quite closely linked to degeneration of the intervertebral disc in the spine.  At its basic level, the San Jose degenerated disc is defined by a decreased number of cells and alteration to its tissue and extracellular matrix content. In several of these studies, rabbit discs are studied as they are similar to 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 it had restorative and preventive 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 tested 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 wrote that there was a 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 rise, and degree of disc degeneration. (3) Chiropractic Solutions will keep following these stimulating studies and see how they will translate into human use. Maybe these findings will inspire San Jose chiropractic patients to eat more broccoli, utilize 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 painful degenerated disc.

Schedule your next San Jose chiropractic appointment soon. We can chat about if you knew just how influential such interventions like grapeseed, aloe vera and broccoli could be on helping relieve San Jose back pain by treating the herniated disc.

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