Williamson Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

The intervertebral disc is a complex and essential 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 likely for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more issue Williamson diabetic patients need to deal with. The newest research on diabetes and the disc points out that vitamin D may be of help in the health of the discApple Country Chiropractic is here to do just that for Williamson back pain patients as well as Williamson diabetic patients who also have Williamson 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 circulated by cells that control specific interactions with other cells). (1) Apple Country Chiropractic bets you will agree that it is stunning how the health of the disc comes down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is composed! Those cells want Vitamin D to do their job correctly. Apple Country Chiropractic encourages Williamson diabetic and non-diabetic patients similarly to care for these cells nutritionally and with Williamson 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. Glucose status has no effect on non-degenerated discs. (2) Williamson degenerated discs respond differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Apple Country Chiropractic is confident because Apple Country Chiropractic sees it every day in caring for our Williamson back pain patients.

Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc

The degenerative intervertebral disc has a substantially 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 disc’s cellular behavior and even the nutritional state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are circulated to the disc by 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 taken to safeguard and care for the Williamson degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.

Schedule your Williamson chiropractic appointment at Apple Country Chiropractic to review the health status of your Williamson spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether they are degenerated or not.

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