The intervertebral disc is an intricate and essential
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 probable for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more issue Fort Wayne diabetic
patients need to address. The latest research
on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin
D may be of help in the health of the disc. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
is here to do just that for Fort Wayne back pain
patients as well as Fort Wayne diabetic patients
who also have Fort Wayne 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) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center bets you will
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 comprised!
Those cells need Vitamin D to do their job well.
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center urges Fort Wayne diabetic and
non-diabetic patients similarly to care
for these cells nutritionally and with Fort Wayne chiropractic
spinal manipulation in the form of 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) Fort Wayne degenerated discs respond
differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center is confident because
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center sees it every day in caring for
our Fort Wayne 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 different at the cellular level. This oxygen
consumption rate factor changes the disc’s cellular behavior and even the nutritional
state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are
delivered to the disc through
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 Fort Wayne degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.
Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment at
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center to discuss the health status of your Fort Wayne
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether
they are degenerated or not.