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 rises.
This is even more probable for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more concern Burlington and Hamilton diabetic
patients need to tackle. The latest research
on diabetes and the disc signifies that vitamin
D may help with the health of the disc. Spinal Care Clinic
is prepared to do just that for Burlington and Hamilton back pain
patients in additional to Burlington and Hamilton diabetic patients
who also have Burlington and Hamilton 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) Spinal Care Clinic bets you will
agree that it is astonishing how the health of the disc gets
down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is comprised!
Those cells want Vitamin D to do their job properly.
Spinal Care Clinic urges Burlington and Hamilton diabetic and
non-diabetic patients similarly to tend these cells nutritionally and with Burlington and Hamilton 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 didn’t alter
non-degenerated discs. (2) Burlington and Hamilton degenerated discs react
differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Spinal Care Clinic is sure because
Spinal Care Clinic sees it daily in caring for
our Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients.
Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc
The degenerative intervertebral disc has a notably
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
passed through 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 Burlington and Hamilton degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.
Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment at
Spinal Care Clinic to discuss the health status of your Burlington and Hamilton
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether
they are degenerated or not.