The intervertebral disc is an intricate and important
part of the spine. It allows pain-free motion of the spine, or not. If the disc
degenerates, spinal motion deteriorates, and pain often rises.
This is even more likely for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more concern Two Rivers diabetic
patients need to deal with. The newest research
on diabetes and the disc signifies that vitamin
D may be of help in the health of the disc. Lakeshore Chiropractic
is ready to do just that for Two Rivers back pain
patients in additional to Two Rivers diabetic patients
who also have Two Rivers 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 released by cells that control specific
interactions with other cells). (1) Lakeshore Chiropractic bets you will
agree that it is amazing how the health of the disc gets
down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is comprised!
Those cells want Vitamin D to do their job right.
Lakeshore Chiropractic urges Two Rivers diabetic and
non-diabetic patients similarly to tend these cells nutritionally and with Two Rivers 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. The glucose status did not alter
non-degenerated discs. (2) Two Rivers degenerated discs react
in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Lakeshore Chiropractic is confident because
Lakeshore Chiropractic sees it every day in caring for
our Two Rivers back pain patients.
Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc
The degenerative intervertebral disc has a notably
higher oxygen consumption rate - 3 to 5 times greater - than the non-degenerative,
normal human disc. The degenerative disc
is different at the cellular level. This oxygen
consumption rate factor changes the behavior
of the disc’s cells and even the nutritional
state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are
delivered to the disc through
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 safeguard and care for the Two Rivers degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.
Schedule your Two Rivers chiropractic appointment at
Lakeshore Chiropractic to review the health status of your Two Rivers
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether
they are degenerative or not.