Preston Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is central to the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc requires chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc lacks chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. Chiropractic Associates presents to our Preston back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc profits from the combination of chiropractic treatment and 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 results in a loss of water and shrinkage of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan draws water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Decreased glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are a sign of early degeneration resulting in functional changes of the disc via different stress and strain. (1) Amazingly, disc degeneration is documented to arise as early as adolescence, a seemingly very early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration influence the disc’s cells. It is a complex process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that keep the disc together. (2) Chiropractic Associates relieves pain from disc degeneration for many Preston chiropractic patients with a mixed approach of spinal manipulation, exercise and often nutrition for the disc with chondroitin sulfate.

BENEFIT OF CHONDROITIN SULFATE SUPPLEMENTATION

Chondroitin sulfate is a precursor to glycosaminoglycan. As such, it is very important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is essential to develop glycosaminoglycan and support its existence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the middle of the disc). Aging affects the structure and level of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation acts for the disc’s health. To understand 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 decreased pain sensation. (4) Preston back pain patients with disc degeneration value experiencing reduced pain!

CONTACT Chiropractic Associates

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He shares two cases of cervical spine conditions resulting in arm pain and weakness. Disc degeneration isn’t 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 Preston chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. Chiropractic Associates will establish a treatment plan especially for you which will probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Chiropractic Associates often recommends supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Preston chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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