Chondroitin sulfate is important for the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc demands chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc misses chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. New Hampshire Spine and Sport shares with our Southern New Hampshire back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc profits 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. 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) Incredibly, disc degeneration is documented to occur as early as adolescence, a seemingly quite early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration affect the disc’s cells. It is a complicated process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that holds the disc together. (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many Southern New Hampshire 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’s very 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 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 possible regeneration and repair. (3) One study stated that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly reduced pain sensation. (4) Southern New Hampshire back pain patients with disc degeneration welcome feeling less 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 isn’t picky. It will influence the cervical spine, too! Dr. Greenwood presents 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. New Hampshire Spine and Sport will establish a treatment plan just for you to likely include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.