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 disc. Poulin 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 composed!
Those cells want Vitamin D to do their job correctly.
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn encourages 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.