Lynchburg Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is central to the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc requires chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc lacks chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. Palmer Chiropractic Center shares with our Lynchburg back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc benefits from the combination of chiropractic treatment and nutritional supplementation with chondroitin sulfate from perna canaliculus (a green lipped mussel).

DISC DEGENERATION AND CHONDROITIN SULFATE

Disc degeneration is a loss of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which leads to a loss of water and reduction of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan pulls water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Reduced glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are an indicator of early degeneration resulting in functional changes of the disc via changed stress and strain. (1) Astoundingly, disc degeneration is noted to occur as early as adolescence, a seemingly very early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration affect the disc’s cells. It’s a complicated process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that holds the disc together. (2) Palmer Chiropractic Center gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many Lynchburg chiropractic patients with a mixed plan of spinal manipulation, exercise and often nutrition for the disc with chondroitin sulfate.

BENEFIT OF CHONDROITIN SULFATE SUPPLEMENTATION

Chondroitin sulfate is a primer of glycosaminoglycan. As such, it is very important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is needed to develop glycosaminoglycan and support its presence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging influences the structure and amount of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation acts for the disc’s health. To understand the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging enhances treatment of the degenerated disc and its possible regeneration and repair. (3) One study reported that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly reduced pain sensation. (4) Lynchburg back pain patients with disc degeneration value feeling reduced pain!

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He shares two cases of cervical spine issues resulting in arm pain and weakness. Disc degeneration isn’t picky. It will influence the cervical spine, too! Dr. Greenwood shares the disc anatomy, disc degeneration and its difficulty for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic eased the pain.

Schedule a Lynchburg chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. Palmer Chiropractic Center will establish a treatment plan especially for you which will probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Palmer Chiropractic Center may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Lynchburg chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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