The intervertebral disc is a complex 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 starts.
This is even more likely for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more issue Minster 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. Minster Chiropractic Center
is here to do just that for Minster back pain
patients in additional to Minster diabetic patients
who also have Minster 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 circulated by cells that control specific
interactions with other cells). (1) Minster Chiropractic Center bets you will
agree that it is amazing how the health of the disc comes down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is comprised!
Those cells need Vitamin D to do their job well.
Minster Chiropractic Center encourages Minster diabetic and
non-diabetic patients similarly to take care of these cells nutritionally and with Minster chiropractic
spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic.
Glucose Status and the Disc
The glucose status also influences 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) Minster degenerated discs react
differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Minster Chiropractic Center is positive because
Minster Chiropractic Center sees it daily in caring for
our Minster 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 influences the behavior
of the disc’s cells and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are
circulated to the disc via
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 taken
to protect and care for the Minster degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.
Schedule your Minster chiropractic appointment at
Minster Chiropractic Center to discuss the health status of your Minster
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether
they are degenerated or not.