Plainville Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

The intervertebral disc is a complex 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 possible for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more issue Plainville diabetic patients need to address. The latest research on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin D may help with the health of the discLayden Chiropractic is ready to do just that for Plainville back pain patients in additional to Plainville diabetic patients who also have Plainville 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) Layden Chiropractic bets you’ll agree that it is astonishing 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 properly. Layden Chiropractic urges Plainville diabetic and non-diabetic patients alike to take care of these cells nutritionally and with Plainville 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. Glucose status has no effect on non-degenerated discs. (2) Plainville degenerated discs respond differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Layden Chiropractic is certain because Layden Chiropractic sees it every day in caring for our Plainville 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 behavior of the disc’s cells and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are passed through to the disc via 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 Plainville degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.

Schedule your Plainville chiropractic appointment at Layden Chiropractic to discuss the health status of your Plainville spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether they are degenerative or not.

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