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Scott Kelly growing in Space may open door for new Spine treatments?

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posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 01:33 PM
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The Peace of God to all that belong to the Light,
Dear Readers,

A very curious and intriguing phenomenon has occurred with the Astronaut Scott Kelly who after have lived 340 days in space became enlarged 2 inches in his height, something that was verified also with his twin brother that remained all the time on earth.

The explanation given by NASA is that the lack of gravity boosted the decompression of the spine of Scott, causing his growing.

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www.examiner.com...

Before the findings on Scott growing Science knew that long periods in space cause weakening of the muscular structure, and then requires some special regime of physical exercise to prevent problems when returning to earth.


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Now, we all know that since more than century ago there has been treatment of Traction to correct different spine problems, in particular for treatment of disc hernias and even scoliosis.

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www.scriphessco.com...

The traction is carried out by either orthotrac or medictrac dynamic traction systems used in clinics or with the over door cervical traction units that are commercially available.

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www.arc4life.com...

Also there are cervical traction neumatic devices, a kind of pumps, that help in to release pressure on the vertebra of the neck.

www.arc4life.com...

Apart of these options we have had in the market traditionally the brackets for correction of scoliosis, and the Surgical treatment that even if it is minimally invasive requires some time or recovering for the patient.

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www.laserspineinstitute.com...

Now, the situation of the Astronaut Kelly is really interesting since it might be opening the door for new treatments for spine problems that can be fixed better in lack of gravity conditions, substituting the current traction technology and perhaps offering a less risky and painful option than Surgery.

The Thread is open to the members that are interested in the topic, either professionals of the health sector or patients in general. Please remain in topic in your posts and always respecting the rules of decorum and mutual respect in all replies.

Thanks for your attention,

The Angel of Lightness
edit on 3/16/2016 by The angel of light because: (no reason given)




posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 01:49 PM
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Height increase due to long time exposure to low gravity isn't anything new, but the possibility of treating specific conditions with it is very interesting.



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:00 PM
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OMG I hope my health plan covers space travel. I could really use this treatment


Gravity is not kind.



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: The angel of light

I need this anti-gravity treatment. My doc won't do anything useful for my back, so I believe he should refer me to see the specialists at the ISS for a few months' treatment.



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 08:53 PM
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Sigh, so few understand the human frame. Bone density will reduce and you will be in a wheel chair rapidly. ..he didn't "grow" sigh



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

Hi, I know what you mean , but the report of the nasa was very clear, he gained about two inches in height due to decompressionn of.the spine caused by lack of gravity.

Thanks

The Angel of Lightness



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 07:23 PM
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One thing is for sure...
Healing in space after a spinal surgery could be highly beneficial...
and with less risk then on earth of the possibility of further or irreversible damage being done during recovery...



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:39 AM
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I need to go to space. Grow taller, lose weight, and help my back pain!



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:56 AM
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a reply to: BlueJacket


Blue Jacket is right. Angels argument is like saying taking massive dumps is a good way to lose weight. Your not really losing weight the way you think and your not really growing the way you think. Hell he didnt grow anything, i allowed myself to be persuaded by this word you kept using. He will "un-grow" back down to his original size eventually.
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posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 11:17 AM
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It might work if the G-forces at liftoff don't paralyze or kill you.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 02:51 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Well considering the fact that the most minimum error with the scalpel in a spine surgery can leave a pacient paralysed for the rest of life, chances are that this can be less harmful after all.

Thanks

The Angel of Lightness
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