Fort Wayne Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is central to the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc needs chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc misses chondroitin sulfate when it decreases with age. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic shares with our Fort Wayne 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 results in a loss of water and shrinkage of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan draws water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Reduced glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are an indicator of early degeneration leading to functional changes of the disc via different stress and strain. (1) Amazingly, disc degeneration is noted to start as early as adolescence, a seemingly very early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration affect the disc’s cells. It is a complicated process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that holds the disc together. (2) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic relieves pain from disc degeneration for many Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with a mixed 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 support its presence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the middle of the disc). Aging affects the structure and amount of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation works for the disc’s health. To understand the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging enhances 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) Fort Wayne back pain patients with disc degeneration appreciate feeling 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 conditions resulting in arm pain and weakness. Disc degeneration is not fussy. It will affect the cervical spine, too! Dr. Greenwood shares 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic will establish a treatment plan especially for you which will likely include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Aaron Chiropractic Clinic may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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