Severna Park Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

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 discBack 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 influences 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) 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.

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