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Papaya for Herniated Discs- duplicate

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  • This treatment was in fashion back in the 60s or 70s -- can't quite remember. It was always regarded as "risky" as the results were completely unpredictable.

    As I understand it, eating papaya would not have a similar effect. The material that is injected into the nucleus of the disc is extracted from papaya -- it is an enzyme that is found within the juice of the papaya and it is many times stronger than what you would find by eating the fruit.

    I remember hearing horror stories about what happened when the results went awry. People ended up paralyzed, etc....really quite dramatic, as I recall.
  • Over here in Taiwan it is widely known as a cure for constipation and other digestive problems, and papaya milkshakes are a popular beverage sold in eateries and roadside stalls.

    I do recall reading somewhere that Harrison Ford was treated with the enzyme in papayas when he injured himself during one of the Indiana Jones films (I think it was a herniated disc).
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,377
    was quite some time again. It was when John Davidson wsa the primary goalie for the New York Rangers. He had some back problems and instead of going in for surgery, which would have put hin out for a year, he tried the Papaya extract, which was not approved by the FDA in USA, but it was easily available in Candana
    He did it and continued to work miracles for the Rangers
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
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  • I had Papaya Disc Injection on the lowest disc in the spine in 1985 and it worked great. It took about a year to completely get over it but since then no pain at all from that disc. 7/01/14
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