Plainville Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

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

DISC DEGENERATION AND CHONDROITIN SULFATE

Disc degeneration is a loss of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which leads to 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) Astoundingly, disc degeneration is noted to start as early as adolescence, a seemingly quite early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration affect the disc’s cells. It is a complex process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that keep the disc together. (2) Layden Chiropractic gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many Plainville chiropractic patients with a mixed plan of spinal manipulation, exercise and often nutrition for the disc with chondroitin sulfate.

BENEFIT OF CHONDROITIN SULFATE SUPPLEMENTATION

Chondroitin sulfate is a precursor to glycosaminoglycan. As such, it is quite important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is essential to form glycosaminoglycan and sustain its existence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging affects the structure and level of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation works for the disc’s health. To understand the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging benefits 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) Plainville back pain patients with disc degeneration welcome feeling reduced pain!

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

Schedule a Plainville chiropractic appointment today for your back pain relief. Layden Chiropractic will set up a treatment plan especially for you to probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Layden Chiropractic may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Plainville chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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