West Palm Beach Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is important for the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc needs chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc misses chondroitin sulfate when it decreases with age. Moses Chiropractic shares with our West Palm Beach back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc benefits from chiropractic treatment as well as 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 results in a loss of water and shrinkage of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan draws water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Decreased glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are an indicator of early degeneration resulting in functional changes of the disc via different stress and strain. (1) Incredibly, disc degeneration is documented to start as early as adolescence, a seemingly quite early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration affect the disc’s cells. It’s a complicated process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that holds the disc together. (2) Moses Chiropractic gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many West Palm Beach chiropractic patients with a mixed 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 necessary to form glycosaminoglycan and sustain its existence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the middle of the disc). Aging affects the structure and level of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation acts for the disc’s health. To understand the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging benefits treatment of the degenerated disc and its potential regeneration and repair. (3) One study reported that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly decreased pain sensation. (4) West Palm Beach back pain patients with disc degeneration welcome feeling reduced pain!

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He shares two cases of cervical spine issues resulting in arm pain and weakness. Disc degeneration is not fussy. It will influence 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 helped.

Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. Moses Chiropractic will establish a treatment plan especially for you which will probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Moses Chiropractic may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for West Palm Beach chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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