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Manahawkin Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is central to the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc demands chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc misses chondroitin sulfate when it decreases with age. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center presents to our Manahawkin back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc profits from the combination of chiropractic treatment and nutritional supplementation with chondroitin sulfate from perna canaliculus (a green lipped mussel).

DISC DEGENERATION AND CHONDROITIN SULFATE

Disc degeneration is a deficiency of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which results in a loss of water and reduction of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan draws water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Decreased glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are an indicator of early degeneration leading to functional changes of the disc via changed stress and strain. (1) Incredibly, disc degeneration is noted to occur as early as adolescence, a seemingly very early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration influence the disc’s cells. It’s a complicated process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that keep the disc together. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center relieves pain from disc degeneration for many Manahawkin chiropractic patients with a mixed approach of spinal manipulation, exercise and often nutrition for the disc with chondroitin sulfate.

BENEFIT OF CHONDROITIN SULFATE SUPPLEMENTATION

Chondroitin sulfate is a primer of glycosaminoglycan. As such, it’s quite important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is necessary to develop glycosaminoglycan and support its presence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging affects the structure and amount of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation works for the disc’s health. To appreciate the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging enhances treatment of the degenerated disc and its potential regeneration and repair. (3) One study stated that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly reduced pain sensation. (4) Manahawkin back pain patients with disc degeneration value feeling less pain!

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He presents two cases of cervical spine issues resulting in arm pain and weakness. Disc degeneration isn’t picky. It will affect the cervical spine, too! Dr. Greenwood shares the disc anatomy, disc degeneration and its complication for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic helped.

Schedule a Manahawkin chiropractic appointment today for your back pain relief. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center will establish a treatment plan especially for you to probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center often recommends supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Manahawkin chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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