Fernandina Beach Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is central to the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc requires chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc lacks chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic presents to our Fernandina Beach 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 reduction of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan pulls water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Decreased glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are an indicator of early degeneration leading to functional changes of the disc via changed stress and strain. (1) Incredibly, disc degeneration is documented to arise as early as adolescence, a seemingly quite 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) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many Fernandina Beach 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 is very important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is essential to develop glycosaminoglycan and sustain its existence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging influences the structure and level of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation acts for the disc’s health. To appreciate the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging benefits treatment of the degenerated disc and its possible regeneration and repair. (3) One study reported that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly decreased pain sensation. (4) Fernandina Beach back pain patients with disc degeneration welcome experiencing reduced 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 is not 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment today for your back pain relief. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic will set up a treatment plan just for you which will likely include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Amelia Chiropractic Clinic often recommends supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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