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 disc. Manahawkin 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 its tissue’s nutritional status 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 taken
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.