Williamson Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is important for the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc needs chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc lacks chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. Apple Country Chiropractic shares with our Williamson back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc profits from chiropractic treatment as well as nutritional supplementation with chondroitin sulfate from perna canaliculus (a green lipped mussel).

DISC DEGENERATION AND CHONDROITIN SULFATE

Disc degeneration is a deficiency of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which results in a loss of water and shrinkage of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan pulls water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Reduced glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are a sign of early degeneration resulting in functional changes of the disc via different stress and strain. (1) Incredibly, disc degeneration is documented to occur as early as adolescence, a seemingly very early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration influence the disc’s cells. It is a complex process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that holds the disc together. (2) Apple Country Chiropractic gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many Williamson 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’s quite important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is needed to form glycosaminoglycan and sustain its existence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging influences the structure and level 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 benefits treatment of the degenerated disc and its possible regeneration and repair. (3) One study reported that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly decreased pain sensation. (4) Williamson back pain patients with disc degeneration value experiencing reduced pain!

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

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

Schedule a Williamson chiropractic appointment today for your back pain relief. Apple Country Chiropractic will set up a treatment plan especially for you to likely include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Apple Country Chiropractic may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Williamson chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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