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 disc. Cross 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 urges 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.