Phone: 1-828-264-0140

Imbibing The Discs

Exercising the spine in a specific way fosters a phenomenon called “imbibition”. In the simplest of terms, this is the way a normal disc gets nutrition. This pumping action promotes nutrition intake into the discs, something often lost in damaged and degenerative disc conditions. In health discs, imbibition occurs naturally with daily motions and body positions and accounts for the increase of disc thickness in the morning and decrease at night. A disc with poor imbibtion, fewer nutrients and hydration, is more likely to become injured and painful. Stretching or tractioning the spine in a controlled, comfortable manner can help re-establish a more normal imbibition. This can re-supply the disc with nutrients and blood contact that help the disc heal from the inside out. Also the dramatic decrease of pressure in the disc (decompression) can foster the drawing in of a bulge and help take pressure off a “pinched” spinal nerve.

Office Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5:45pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:45pm
Thursday 8:30am - 12:00noon
Friday By Appointment
Closed daily from Noon until 2:00pm

Contact

Dr. Brad Batchelor

483 Highway 105 Extension
Boone, NC 28607

Phone 828-264-0140

Fax 828-262-1182

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