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Millville Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is central to the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc demands chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc misses chondroitin sulfate when it decreases with age. Wilson Family Chiropractic shares with our Millville back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc benefits 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 loss of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which leads to a loss of water and shrinkage of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan pulls 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) Amazingly, disc degeneration is documented to begin as early as adolescence, a seemingly very early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration affect the disc’s cells. It is a complicated process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that keep the disc together. (2) Wilson Family Chiropractic relieves pain from disc degeneration for many Millville chiropractic patients with a mixed 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 essential to develop glycosaminoglycan and sustain its presence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the middle of the disc). Aging influences the structure and level of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation works for the disc’s health. To appreciate the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging enhances treatment of the degenerated disc and its potential regeneration and repair. (3) One study stated that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly decreased pain sensation. (4) Millville back pain patients with disc degeneration welcome feeling less pain!

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

Schedule a Millville chiropractic appointment today for your back pain relief. Wilson Family Chiropractic will set up a treatment plan especially for you which will likely include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Wilson Family Chiropractic often recommends supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Millville chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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