Fort Wayne Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate 04/02/2019Chondroitin sulfate is important for the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc needs chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc lacks chondroitin sulfate when it decreases with age. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC shares with our Fort Wayne back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc profits from chiropractic treatment as well as nutritional supplementation with chondroitin sulfate from perna canaliculus (a green lipped mussel). DISC DEGENERATION AND CHONDROITIN SULFATE Disc degeneration is a deficiency of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which leads to a loss of water and reduction of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan draws water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Reduced glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are a sign of early degeneration resulting in functional changes of the disc via changed stress and strain. (1) Incredibly, disc degeneration is documented to begin as early as adolescence, a seemingly quite early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration influence the disc’s cells. It is a complicated process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that keep the disc together. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with a combined plan of spinal manipulation, exercise and often nutrition for the disc with chondroitin sulfate. BENEFIT OF CHONDROITIN SULFATE SUPPLEMENTATION Chondroitin sulfate is a primer of glycosaminoglycan. As such, it’s quite important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is needed to form glycosaminoglycan and sustain its existence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging influences the structure and amount of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation acts for the disc’s health. To appreciate the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging benefits treatment of the degenerated disc and its potential regeneration and repair. (3) One study stated that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly reduced pain sensation. (4) Fort Wayne back pain patients with disc degeneration welcome feeling reduced pain! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He presents two cases of cervical spine conditions resulting in arm pain and weakness. Disc degeneration is not picky. It will influence the cervical spine, too! Dr. Greenwood presents the disc anatomy, disc degeneration and its complication for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic eased the pain. Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC will establish a treatment plan just for you which will likely include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation. « 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."