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Preston 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 likely for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more concern Preston diabetic patients need to address. The newest research on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin D may help with the health of the discChiropractic Associates is prepared to do just that for Preston back pain patients as well as Preston diabetic patients who also have Preston 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) Chiropractic Associates 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 correctly. Chiropractic Associates encourages Preston diabetic and non-diabetic patients similarly to care for these cells nutritionally and with Preston chiropractic spinal manipulation with Cox Technic.  

Glucose Status and the Disc

The glucose status also influences 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) Preston degenerated discs respond in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Chiropractic Associates is positive because Chiropractic Associates sees it every day in taking care of our Preston 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 influences the behavior of the disc’s cells and even the nutritional state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are passed through 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 safeguard and care for the Preston degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.

Schedule your Preston chiropractic appointment at Chiropractic Associates to review the health status of your Preston spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether they are degenerated or not.

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