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 disc. Atiyeh 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 comprised!
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. Glucose status has no effect on
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 every day 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.