Plymouth Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

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 probable for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more concern Plymouth diabetic patients need to deal with. The latest research on diabetes and the disc indicates that vitamin D may be of help in the health of the discAtiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is ready to do just that for Plymouth back pain patients as well as Plymouth diabetic patients who also have Plymouth 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) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology 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 composed! Those cells want Vitamin D to do their job well. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology urges Plymouth diabetic and non-diabetic patients similarly to care for these cells nutritionally and with Plymouth chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of 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 did not influence non-degenerated discs. (2) Plymouth degenerated discs respond differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is certain because Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology sees it daily in caring for our Plymouth back pain patients.

Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc

The degenerative intervertebral disc has a notably 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 the nutritional state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are passed through 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 protect and care for the Plymouth degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.

Schedule your Plymouth chiropractic appointment at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology to review the health status of your Plymouth spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether they are degenerative or not.

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