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Manahawkin Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

The intervertebral disc is an intricate and key 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 likely for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more concern Manahawkin diabetic patients need to tackle. The newest research on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin D may help with the health of the discManahawkin Chiropractic Center is prepared to do just that for Manahawkin back pain patients as well as Manahawkin diabetic patients who also have Manahawkin 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) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center bets you’ll agree that it is amazing how the health of the disc gets down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is composed! Those cells want Vitamin D to do their job correctly. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center encourages Manahawkin diabetic and non-diabetic patients similarly to look after these cells nutritionally and with Manahawkin chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic.  

Glucose Status and the Disc

The glucose status also influences 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) Manahawkin degenerated discs react in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is sure because Manahawkin Chiropractic Center sees it daily in taking care of our Manahawkin 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 cellularly different. This oxygen consumption rate factor affects the disc’s cellular behavior and even the nutritional state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are distributed to the disc by the matrix and endplates. This rate of transport of nutrients is influenced by the degenerative state of the disc. (2) So when should Vitamin D be consumed to protect and care for the Manahawkin degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.

Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center to discuss the health status of your Manahawkin spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether they are degenerated or not.

 
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