Sandy Springs Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

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 rises. This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more concern Sandy Springs diabetic patients need to tackle. The newest research on diabetes and the disc signifies that vitamin D may help with the health of the discCross Chiropractic Center is ready to do just that for Sandy Springs back pain patients as well as Sandy Springs diabetic patients who also have Sandy Springs 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) Cross Chiropractic Center bets you’ll agree that it is amazing how the health of the disc gets down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is comprised! Those cells want Vitamin D to do their job correctly. Cross Chiropractic Center encourages Sandy Springs diabetic and non-diabetic patients similarly to look after these cells nutritionally and with Sandy Springs 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. The glucose status didn’t influence non-degenerated discs. (2) Sandy Springs degenerated discs react differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Cross Chiropractic Center is positive because Cross Chiropractic Center sees it every day in caring for our Sandy Springs back pain patients.

Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc

The degenerative intervertebral disc has a significantly 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 disc’s cellular behavior and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are delivered to the disc through 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 consumed to safeguard and care for the Sandy Springs degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment at Cross Chiropractic Center to review the health status of your Sandy Springs spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether they are degenerative or not.

 
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