The Peace of God to all that belong to the Light,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Also there are cervical traction neumatic devices, a kind of pumps, that help in to release pressure on the vertebra of the neck.
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.
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
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Thanks for your attention,
The Angel of Lightness
edit on 3/16/2016 by The angel of light because: (no reason given)