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Fort Wayne Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

July 11, 2017

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 rises. This is even more likely for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more issue Fort Wayne diabetic patients need to tackle. The latest research on diabetes and the disc signifies that vitamin D may help with the health of the discCox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is ready to do just that for Fort Wayne back pain patients in additional to 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 circulated by cells that control specific interactions with other cells). (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 comprised! Those cells crave Vitamin D to do their job correctly. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc urges Fort Wayne diabetic and non-diabetic patients similarly to look after these cells nutritionally and with Fort Wayne chiropractic spinal manipulation with Cox Technic.  

Glucose Status and the Disc

The glucose status also affects 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. The glucose status didn’t alter non-degenerated discs. (2) Fort Wayne degenerated discs react differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is positive because Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc sees it daily in caring for our Fort Wayne back pain patients.

Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc

The degenerative intervertebral disc has a notably 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 affects 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 taken 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 Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to review the health status of your Fort Wayne spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether they are degenerative or not.