Lynchburg Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

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 occurs. This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more concern Lynchburg diabetic patients need to tackle. The latest research on diabetes and the disc points out that vitamin D may be of help in the health of the discPalmer Chiropractic Center is ready to do just that for Lynchburg back pain patients as well as Lynchburg diabetic patients who also have Lynchburg 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) Palmer Chiropractic Center 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 composed! Those cells need Vitamin D to do their job right. Palmer Chiropractic Center encourages Lynchburg diabetic and non-diabetic patients alike to tend these cells nutritionally and with Lynchburg chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of 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. Glucose status has no effect on non-degenerated discs. (2) Lynchburg degenerated discs respond in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Palmer Chiropractic Center is positive because Palmer Chiropractic Center sees it every day in taking care of our Lynchburg 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 different at the cellular level. This oxygen consumption rate factor changes the behavior of the disc’s cells and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are delivered to the disc through 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 taken to protect and care for the Lynchburg degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.

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

 
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