ISSLS Prize in Bioengineering Science 2022: low rate cyclic loading as a therapeutic strategy for intervertebral disc regeneration : Sunset Chiropractic & Wellness Research Review

low rate cyclic loading as a therapeutic strategy for intervertebral disc regeneration - : low rate cyclic loading as a therapeutic strategy for intervertebral disc regeneration : Sunset Chiropractic & Wellness Research Review

ISSLS Prize in Bioengineering Science 2022: low rate cyclic loading as a therapeutic strategy for intervertebral disc regeneration : Sunset Chiropractic & Wellness Research Review

“These results suggest that sustained low rate cyclic loading had a therapeutic effect on the already degenerated disc and the regimen promoted signs of regeneration.”

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35524071/

Background: The intervertebral disc degenerates with age and has a poor propensity for regeneration. Small molecule transport plays a key role in long-term degradation and repair. Convection

Low rate cyclic loading as a therapeutic strategy for intervertebral disc regeneration - Sunset Chiropractic & Wellness Research Review

Low rate cyclic loading as a therapeutic strategy for intervertebral disc regeneration – Sunset Chiropractic & Wellness Research Review

(bulk flow), induced by low rate cyclic loading of the intervertebral disc, has been shown to increase transport of small molecules. However, the potential therapeutic benefit of low rate cyclic loading on degenerated discs has not been described. The purpose of this study was to determine if a sustained (daily) low rate cyclic loading regimen could slow, arrest, or reverse intervertebral disc degeneration in the rabbit lumbar spine.

Methods: Fifty-six New Zealand white rabbits (>12 months old) were designated as either Control (no disc puncture), 8D (disc puncture followed by 8 weeks of degeneration), 16D (disc puncture followed by 16 weeks of degeneration), or Therapy (disc puncture followed by 8 weeks of degeneration and then 8 weeks of daily low rate cyclic loading). Specimens were evaluated by T2 mapping, Pfirrmann scale grading, nucleus volume, disc height index, disc morphology and structure, and proteoglycan content.

Results: In every metric, mean values for the Therapy group fell between Controls and 8D animals. These results suggest that sustained low rate cyclic loading had a therapeutic effect on the already degenerated disc and the regimen promoted signs of regeneration. If these results translate clinically, this approach could fulfil a significant clinical need by providing a means of non-invasively treating intervertebral disc degeneration.

How Does Dr. Alfonso and Dr. Berry Treat Degenerative Disc Disease?

Sunset Chiropractic and Wellness’s Structural Correction Chiropractic Care rehabilitates the damaged spine and its injured components (muscles, ligaments, fascia, discs, bone, and nerves) improving structure and function, reducing and eliminating pain, and most importantly improving quality of life.

1. FLEXIBILITY AND HYDRATION PROCEDURES

2. SPINAL ALIGNMENT PROCEDURES

3. STRENGTHENING AND REEDUCATION PROCEDURES

4. HOME REHABILITATION SYSTEM

FLEXIBILITY AND HYDRATION PROCEDURES
The first step in the rehabilitation of a damaged weakened spine, is known as our flexibility and hydration procedures. Specialized structural chiropractic rehabilitation equipment designed to increase spinal flexibility, improving spinal disc hydration and nutrition, and decreasing stiff painful muscles, ligaments, and tendons along the patient’s spine.

WOBBLE CHAIR
Improves damaged discs, increases flexibility, decreases pain and strengths the low back.

Low rate cyclic loading as a therapeutic strategy for intervertebral disc regeneration - Sunset Chiropractic & Wellness Research Review

Low rate cyclic loading as a therapeutic strategy for intervertebral disc regeneration – Sunset Chiropractic & Wellness Research Review

VIBRATION TRACTION
Relieves stress, pain and tension in the neck and lower back and improves spinal disc damage.

REPETITIVE CERVICAL TRACTION
Decreases painful tight tissues in the neck and mid back and rehabilitates damaged discs.

BACK ON TRAC DECOMPRESSION
Rehydrates and improves the healing of damaged discs. It decreases tight muscles for better overall spinal correction and spinal health.

FLEXION DISTRACTION TABLE WITH CORE STIMULATION
Reduces tight muscles in the neck and back, relieves muscle spasms, decreases pain/inflammation, and rehabilitates and rehydrate damaged discs. Increases circulation and initiates the healing process.

SPINAL ALIGNMENT PROCEDURES
Once the supporting spinal structures are relaxed, flexible and spinal discs are rehydrated the doctor will then direct the spine into proper alignment based off 41 measurements and 23 angles from the X-rays through safe, gentle and effective spinal adjustments, referred to as the Structural Chiropractic Alignment Procedures.

SPINAL ALIGNMENT
Safely aligns the spine for decreased pain, better function and improved range of motion.

STRENGTHENING AND REEDUCATION PROCEDURES
Once we get the spine into an improved alignment we want the body to start hold these new improved positions naturally. This is the we apply the Strengthening and Re-education Procedures. Retraining the brain and strengthening the posture muscles along the spine to get the body to hold the new positions naturally. This is achieved through the use of our specialized body weighting system combined with specialized vibration therapy. The vibration therapy strengths postural muscles, decreases inflammation and pain, increases circulation, increases flexibility, and improves bone mass.

BODY WEIGHTING ON THE VIBE
Strengthens and retrains your brain and postural muscles improving your spine and posture, decreasing pain and accelerating your improvements.

HOME REHABILITATION SYSTEM
Our unique clinic treatment combined with a patient specific home rehabilitation program accelerates the improvements and helps to maintain your results.

 

To learn more about our unique treatment please visit our treatment page on our website.

For more information see the treatment page of our website.

www.sunsetchiropractor.com/corrective-chiropractic-care/

Dr. Rodolfo Alfonso, D.C.
Dr. Mark N. Berry, D.C.
Sunset Chiropractic and Wellness
8585 Sunset Dr. STE 102
Miami, Florida 33143
305-275-7474

 



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