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 disc. Layden 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. The glucose status didn’t affect
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.