The intervertebral disc is an intricate and important
part of the spine. It allows pain-free motion of the spine, or not. If the disc
degenerates, spinal motion deteriorates, and pain often materializes.
This is even more probable for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more issue Paramus diabetic
patients need to address. The newest research
on diabetes and the disc indicates that vitamin
D may help with the health of the disc. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
is prepared to do just that for Paramus back pain
patients in additional to Paramus diabetic patients
who also have Paramus 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) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center bets you’ll
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 composed!
Those cells need Vitamin D to do their job well.
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center encourages Paramus diabetic and
non-diabetic patients alike to care
for these cells nutritionally and with Paramus chiropractic
spinal manipulation with 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. The glucose status did not alter
non-degenerated discs. (2) Paramus degenerated discs react
differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is positive because
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center sees it daily in caring for
our Paramus back pain patients.
Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc
The degenerative intervertebral disc has a significantly
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 the nutritional
state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are
distributed 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 consumed
to protect and care for the Paramus degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.
Schedule your Paramus chiropractic appointment at
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center to discuss the health status of your Paramus
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether
they are degenerated or not.
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