The intervertebral disc is an intricate 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 occurs.
This is even more probable for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more issue Tarrytown diabetic
patients need to deal with. The latest research
on diabetes and the disc indicates that vitamin
D may help with the health of the disc. Tarrytown Chiropractic
is here to do just that for Tarrytown back pain
patients in additional to Tarrytown diabetic patients
who also have Tarrytown 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 released by cells that control specific
interactions with other cells). (1) Tarrytown Chiropractic bets you’ll
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 crave Vitamin D to do their job right.
Tarrytown Chiropractic urges Tarrytown diabetic and
non-diabetic patients alike to tend these cells nutritionally and with Tarrytown chiropractic
spinal manipulation with 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) Tarrytown degenerated discs react
in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Tarrytown Chiropractic is positive because
Tarrytown Chiropractic sees it daily in caring for
our Tarrytown 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 different at the cellular level. This oxygen
consumption rate factor modifies the behavior
of the disc’s cells and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are
circulated to the disc through
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 Tarrytown degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.
Schedule your Tarrytown chiropractic appointment at
Tarrytown Chiropractic to discuss the health status of your Tarrytown
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether
they are degenerated or not.