The intervertebral disc is a complex and key 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 Southern New Hampshire diabetic patients need to tackle. The newest research on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin D may be of help in the health of the disc. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is prepared to do just that for Southern New Hampshire back pain patients as well as Southern New Hampshire diabetic patients who also have Southern New Hampshire 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) New Hampshire Spine and Sport bets you’ll agree that it is stunning how the health of the disc gets down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is composed! Those cells want Vitamin D to do their job well. New Hampshire Spine and Sport encourages Southern New Hampshire diabetic and non-diabetic patients alike to care for these cells nutritionally and with Southern New Hampshire chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic.
Glucose Status and the Disc
The glucose status also affects 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) Southern New Hampshire degenerated discs react differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this, New Hampshire Spine and Sport is confident because New Hampshire Spine and Sport sees it every day in caring for our Southern New Hampshire 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 circulated 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 consumed to protect and care for the Southern New Hampshire degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.
Schedule your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment at New Hampshire Spine and Sport to discuss the health status of your Southern New Hampshire spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether they are degenerated or not.