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St. Francisville 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 lacks chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville presents to our St. Francisville 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 deficiency of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which results in a loss of water and shrinkage of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan draws water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Reduced glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are a sign of early degeneration resulting in functional changes of the disc via different stress and strain. (1) Incredibly, disc degeneration is noted to arise as early as adolescence, a seemingly very early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration affect the disc’s cells. It’s a complex process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that keep the disc together. (2) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville relieves pain from disc degeneration for many St. Francisville chiropractic patients with a combined plan of spinal manipulation, exercise and often nutrition for the disc with chondroitin sulfate.

BENEFIT OF CHONDROITIN SULFATE SUPPLEMENTATION

Chondroitin sulfate is a primer of glycosaminoglycan. As such, it’s very important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is needed to form glycosaminoglycan and support its presence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the middle 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 enhances treatment of the degenerated disc and its potential regeneration and repair. (3) One study reported that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly reduced pain sensation. (4) St. Francisville back pain patients with disc degeneration appreciate experiencing less pain!

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

Schedule a St. Francisville chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville will establish a treatment plan especially for you to likely include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for St. Francisville chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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