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 disc. Amelia 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 comes 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.