Chondroitin Sulfate: Good for the Disc and MS! 04/02/2014Degenerated disc. Multiple sclerosis.Connection? The connection is the matrix! The matrix of cartilage like that in the disc needs good nutrition to be healthy, so too does the matrix in the central nervous system! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc cares for all of you, down to the smallest of cells in your body! Fort Wayne chiropractic patients can feel this care on each visit…and hear the latest information like the following about chondroitin sulfate and its benefit for your matrices! First, chiropractors like your Fort Wayne chiropractor know the strong connection between nutrition and health, particularly between the intervertebral disc and chondroitin sulfate. Disc nutrition is important! The disc is the cartilage between the spinal bones (aka the vertebrae). The disc acts like a shock absorber. When this shock absorber wears out like the one in your car, pain often results. That’s where Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc comes into play. Enjoying the role of being the Fort Wayne back pain specialist, your chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc treats the disc both with chiropractic care and nutritional supplementation when appropriate. In conditions like disc degeneration and disc herniation, the disc losses its nutrients. Chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate are particularly important nutrients to the disc. They are the building blocks of the disc’s cartilage. They are natural components of the disc and found in the cartilage around joints. Patients with conditions like osteoarthritis – a result of wear and tear on cartilage and joints which many of us Fort Wayne back pain sufferers experience as we age - may benefit from chondroitin sulfate. Research has shown that chondroitin sulfate reduces arthritic pain, improves joint function and reduces joint swelling and stiffness. (1) This same type of activity may be beneficial for neuroimmunological diseases like multiple sclerosis. Exciting new research points to just this possibility. Chondroitin sulfate shows benefits in treating central nervous system diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans are the foremost component of the extracellular matrix in the central nervous system. This influences neuroplasticity, the capacity of neurons and the neural networks in the brain to alter their connections and performance in response to new information and even sensory stimulation. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc hopes to share this information about a natural, adjunctive approach with our Fort Wayne multiple sclerosis patients. So contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today to nourish your body’s matrices! Plus, you can experience relief our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients find here at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."