The intervertebral disc is an intricate 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 starts.
This is even more probable for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more issue Millville diabetic
patients need to tackle. The latest research
on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin
D may be of help in the health of the disc. Wilson Family Chiropractic
is here to do just that for Millville back pain
patients as well as Millville diabetic patients
who also have Millville 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) Wilson Family Chiropractic bets you will
agree that it is astonishing 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.
Wilson Family Chiropractic urges Millville diabetic and
non-diabetic patients alike to care
for these cells nutritionally and with Millville chiropractic
spinal manipulation in the form of 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) Millville degenerated discs react
in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Wilson Family Chiropractic is confident because
Wilson Family Chiropractic sees it daily in caring for
our Millville 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 affects the behavior
of the disc’s cells and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are
passed through to the disc via
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 protect and care for the Millville degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.
Schedule your Millville chiropractic appointment at
Wilson Family Chiropractic to discuss the health status of your Millville
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether
they are degenerated or not.