The intervertebral disc is a complex and essential
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 concern Severna Park diabetic
patients need to address. The latest research
on diabetes and the disc signifies that vitamin
D may help with the health of the disc. Back And Neck Care Center
is here to do just that for Severna Park back pain
patients as well as Severna Park diabetic patients
who also have Severna Park 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) Back And Neck Care Center bets you’ll
agree that it is stunning how the health of the disc comes down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is comprised!
Those cells crave Vitamin D to do their job right.
Back And Neck Care Center encourages Severna Park diabetic and
non-diabetic patients similarly to care
for these cells nutritionally and with Severna Park 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 did not affect
non-degenerated discs. (2) Severna Park degenerated discs respond
in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Back And Neck Care Center is positive because
Back And Neck Care Center sees it daily in taking care of
our Severna Park back pain patients.
Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc
The degenerative intervertebral disc has a substantially
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 the nutritional
state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are
circulated to the disc through
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 consumed
to safeguard and care for the Severna Park degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.
Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic appointment at
Back And Neck Care Center to review the health status of your Severna Park
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether
they are degenerated or not.