Sandy Springs Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is central to the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc demands chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc misses chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. Cross Chiropractic Center presents to our Sandy Springs back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc benefits from the combination of chiropractic treatment and 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 results in 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 different stress and strain. (1) Astoundingly, disc degeneration is noted to arise as early as adolescence, a seemingly very early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration influence the disc’s cells. It’s a complex process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that holds the disc together. (2) Cross Chiropractic Center gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many Sandy Springs 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 quite important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is essential to form glycosaminoglycan and sustain its existence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging influences the structure and amount of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation works 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 stated that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly decreased pain sensation. (4) Sandy Springs back pain patients with disc degeneration welcome experiencing less pain!

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

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 isn’t picky. It will influence the cervical spine, too! Dr. Greenwood presents the disc anatomy, disc degeneration and its difficulty for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic eased the pain.

Schedule a Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. Cross Chiropractic Center will establish a treatment plan just for you which will likely include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Cross Chiropractic Center may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Sandy Springs chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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