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 rises.
This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more issue West Palm Beach diabetic
patients need to address. The newest research
on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin
D may help with the health of the disc. Moses Chiropractic
is here to do just that for West Palm Beach back pain
patients in additional to West Palm Beach diabetic patients
who also have West Palm Beach 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) Moses Chiropractic bets you’ll
agree that it is astonishing how the health of the disc comes down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is comprised!
Those cells crave Vitamin D to do their job properly.
Moses Chiropractic urges West Palm Beach diabetic and
non-diabetic patients alike to tend these cells nutritionally and with West Palm Beach 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. The glucose status did not alter
non-degenerated discs. (2) West Palm Beach degenerated discs respond
differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Moses Chiropractic is certain because
Moses Chiropractic sees it every day in caring for
our West Palm Beach back pain patients.
Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc
The degenerative intervertebral disc has a substantially
higher oxygen consumption rate - 3 to 5 times greater - than the non-degenerative,
normal human disc. The degenerative disc
is cellularly different. This oxygen
consumption rate factor changes the behavior
of the disc’s cells and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are
passed through to the disc via
the matrix and endplates. This rate of transport of nutrients is affected
by the degenerative state of the disc. (2) So when should Vitamin D be taken
to safeguard and care for the West Palm Beach degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.
Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment at
Moses Chiropractic to discuss the health status of your West Palm Beach
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether
they are degenerated or not.