The intervertebral disc is a complex 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 materializes.
This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more issue Auburn diabetic
patients need to address. The newest research
on diabetes and the disc indicates that vitamin
D may be of help in the health of the disc. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
is prepared to do just that for Auburn back pain
patients as well as Auburn diabetic patients
who also have Auburn 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) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. bets you’ll
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 need Vitamin D to do their job right.
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. urges Auburn diabetic and
non-diabetic patients similarly to look after these cells nutritionally and with Auburn chiropractic
spinal manipulation with Cox Technic.
Glucose Status and the Disc
The glucose status also alters 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) Auburn degenerated discs respond
differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is sure because
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. sees it every day in taking care of
our Auburn 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 cellularly different. 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 via
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 protect and care for the Auburn degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.
Schedule your Auburn chiropractic appointment at
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. to review the health status of your Auburn
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether
they are degenerated or not.