The intervertebral disc is an intricate and essential
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 likely for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more concern Fort Wayne diabetic
patients need to tackle. The newest research
on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin
D may be of help in the health of the disc. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
is prepared to do just that for Fort Wayne back pain
patients in additional to Fort Wayne diabetic patients
who also have Fort Wayne 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) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic bets you will
agree that it is stunning how the health of the disc gets
down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is composed!
Those cells crave Vitamin D to do their job right.
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic urges Fort Wayne diabetic and
non-diabetic patients alike to care
for these cells nutritionally and with Fort Wayne chiropractic
spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic.
Glucose Status and the Disc
The glucose status also affects 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) Fort Wayne degenerated discs react
in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is certain because
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic sees it daily in taking care of
our Fort Wayne 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 cellularly different. This oxygen
consumption rate factor affects the disc’s cellular behavior and even the nutritional
state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are
delivered to the disc through
the matrix and endplates. This rate of transport of nutrients is influenced
by the degenerative state of the disc. (2) So when should Vitamin D be consumed
to safeguard and care for the Fort Wayne degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.
Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment at
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic to discuss the health status of your Fort Wayne
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether
they are degenerative or not.