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 starts.
This is even more likely for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more issue Groton diabetic
patients need to tackle. The latest research
on diabetes and the disc signifies that vitamin
D may be of help in the health of the disc. Hutter Chiropractic Office
is ready to do just that for Groton back pain
patients as well as Groton diabetic patients
who also have Groton 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) Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 comprised!
Those cells need Vitamin D to do their job properly.
Hutter Chiropractic Office urges Groton diabetic and
non-diabetic patients alike to take care of these cells nutritionally and with Groton 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) Groton degenerated discs react
differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Hutter Chiropractic Office is certain because
Hutter Chiropractic Office sees it every day in caring for
our Groton 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 cellularly different. This oxygen
consumption rate factor influences the disc’s cellular behavior and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are
distributed 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 consumed
to safeguard and care for the Groton degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.
Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment at
Hutter Chiropractic Office to review the health status of your Groton
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether
they are degenerative or not.