Plymouth 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 lacks chondroitin sulfate when it decreases with age. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology shares with our Plymouth 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 leads to a loss of water and reduction 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 begin as early as adolescence, a seemingly quite early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration influence the disc’s cells. It is a complicated process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that keep the disc together. (2) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology relieves pain from disc degeneration for many Plymouth chiropractic patients with a combined approach of spinal manipulation, exercise and often nutrition for the disc with chondroitin sulfate.

BENEFIT OF CHONDROITIN SULFATE SUPPLEMENTATION

Chondroitin sulfate is a precursor to glycosaminoglycan. As such, it is quite important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is needed to form glycosaminoglycan and sustain its existence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging influences the structure and level 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 enhances treatment of the degenerated disc and its potential regeneration and repair. (3) One study stated that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly reduced pain sensation. (4) Plymouth back pain patients with disc degeneration welcome experiencing 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 isn’t picky. It will affect the cervical spine, too! Dr. Greenwood shares the disc anatomy, disc degeneration and its complication for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic eased the pain.

Schedule a Plymouth chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology will establish a treatment plan just for you which will probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Plymouth chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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