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 materializes.
This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more issue St. Francisville diabetic
patients need to address. The newest research
on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin
D may be of help in the health of the disc. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
is here to do just that for St. Francisville back pain
patients in additional to St. Francisville diabetic patients
who also have St. Francisville 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) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville bets you will
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 composed!
Those cells want Vitamin D to do their job right.
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville encourages St. Francisville diabetic and
non-diabetic patients alike to tend these cells nutritionally and with St. Francisville chiropractic
spinal manipulation with Cox Technic.
Glucose Status and the Disc
The glucose status also alters 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) St. Francisville degenerated discs respond
differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is sure because
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville sees it daily in taking care of
our St. Francisville 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 disc’s cellular behavior and even its tissue’s nutritional status 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 taken
to protect and care for the St. Francisville degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.
Schedule your St. Francisville chiropractic appointment at
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville to review the health status of your St. Francisville
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether
they are degenerative or not.