Fernandina Beach Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

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 occurs. This is even more probable for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more issue Fernandina Beach diabetic patients need to tackle. The latest research on diabetes and the disc signifies that vitamin D may help with the health of the discAmelia Chiropractic Clinic is ready to do just that for Fernandina Beach back pain patients as well as Fernandina Beach diabetic patients who also have Fernandina Beach 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) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic bets you’ll agree that it is stunning how the health of the disc gets down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is comprised! Those cells crave Vitamin D to do their job well. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic encourages Fernandina Beach diabetic and non-diabetic patients alike to look after these cells nutritionally and with Fernandina Beach 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) Fernandina Beach degenerated discs react in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is certain because Amelia Chiropractic Clinic sees it every day in caring for our Fernandina Beach 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 different at the cellular level. This oxygen consumption rate factor influences the disc’s cellular behavior 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 affected by the degenerative state of the disc. (2) So when should Vitamin D be taken to safeguard and care for the Fernandina Beach degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.

Schedule your Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic to review the health status of your Fernandina Beach spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether they are degenerative or not.

 
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