The intervertebral disc is an intricate and important
part of the spine. It allows pain-free motion of the spine, or not. If the disc
degenerates, spinal motion deteriorates, and pain often rises.
This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more concern New Roads diabetic
patients need to address. The newest research
on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin
D may help with the health of the disc. New Roads Chiropractic Center
is here to do just that for New Roads back pain
patients as well as New Roads diabetic patients
who also have New Roads back pain.
Diabetes, Vitamin D, and the Disc
Diabetic patients with disc degeneration want to take
Vitamin D as it prevents and even treats degenerative changes in their discs.
How? By improving the content of TGF-β and IGF-1, two influential growth factor
cytokines (proteins released by cells that control specific
interactions with other cells). (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center bets you will
agree that it is amazing how the health of the disc comes down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is comprised!
Those cells crave Vitamin D to do their job well.
New Roads Chiropractic Center urges New Roads diabetic and
non-diabetic patients alike to take care of these cells nutritionally and with New Roads chiropractic
spinal manipulation with Cox Technic.
Glucose Status and the Disc
The glucose status also affects the
oxygen consumption rate of degenerated discs: degenerative discs in low glucose
have higher oxygen consumption rates and degenerative discs in high glucose
have lower oxygen consumption rates. The glucose status did not influence
non-degenerated discs. (2) New Roads degenerated discs react
differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
New Roads Chiropractic Center is certain because
New Roads Chiropractic Center sees it every day in taking care of
our New Roads back pain patients.
Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc
The degenerative intervertebral disc has a substantially
higher oxygen consumption rate - 3 to 5 times greater - than the non-degenerative,
normal human disc. The degenerative disc
is different at the cellular level. This oxygen
consumption rate factor modifies the behavior
of the disc’s cells and even the nutritional
state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are
circulated to the disc by
the matrix and endplates. This rate of transport of nutrients is affected
by the degenerative state of the disc. (2) So when should Vitamin D be taken
to safeguard and care for the New Roads degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.
Schedule your New Roads chiropractic appointment at
New Roads Chiropractic Center to review the health status of your New Roads
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether
they are degenerative or not.