The intervertebral disc is a complex and essential
part of the spine. It allows pain-free motion of the spine, or not. If the disc
degenerates, spinal motion deteriorates, and pain often starts.
This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more concern Sitka diabetic
patients need to tackle. The latest research
on diabetes and the disc points out that vitamin
D may help with the health of the disc. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
is ready to do just that for Sitka back pain
patients in additional to Sitka diabetic patients
who also have Sitka 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 circulated by cells that control specific
interactions with other cells). (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka bets you will
agree that it is astonishing how the health of the disc comes down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is composed!
Those cells crave Vitamin D to do their job well.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka urges Sitka diabetic and
non-diabetic patients similarly to care
for these cells nutritionally and with Sitka 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) Sitka degenerated discs react
in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is confident because
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka sees it every day in taking care of
our Sitka back pain patients.
Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc
The degenerative intervertebral disc has a significantly
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
delivered 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 consumed
to protect and care for the Sitka degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.
Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment at
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka to discuss the health status of your Sitka
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether
they are degenerated or not.
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