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Auburn Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

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 discDr. 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.

 
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