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Ashburn Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

The intervertebral disc is an intricate 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 materializes. This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more concern Ashburn diabetic patients need to deal with. The newest research on diabetes and the disc points out that vitamin D may help with the health of the discPoulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is here to do just that for Ashburn back pain patients in additional to Ashburn diabetic patients who also have Ashburn 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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 comprised! Those cells want Vitamin D to do their job correctly. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn urges Ashburn diabetic and non-diabetic patients alike to tend these cells nutritionally and with Ashburn chiropractic spinal manipulation with Cox Technic.  

Glucose Status and the Disc

The glucose status also alters 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) Ashburn degenerated discs respond differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is confident because Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn sees it every day in caring for our Ashburn 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 affects the disc’s cellular behavior and even the nutritional state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are distributed to the disc via the matrix and endplates. This rate of transport of nutrients is influenced by the degenerative state of the disc. (2) So when should Vitamin D be consumed to safeguard and care for the Ashburn degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.

Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic appointment at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to discuss the health status of your Ashburn spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether they are degenerated or not.

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