The intervertebral disc is a complex 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 occurs.
This is even more probable for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more issue Pensacola diabetic
patients need to address. The newest research
on diabetes and the disc signifies that vitamin
D may be of help in the health of the disc. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
is prepared to do just that for Pensacola back pain
patients in additional to Pensacola diabetic patients
who also have Pensacola 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) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center bets you will
agree that it is amazing how the health of the disc gets
down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is composed!
Those cells crave Vitamin D to do their job right.
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center encourages Pensacola diabetic and
non-diabetic patients alike to look after these cells nutritionally and with Pensacola 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 affect
non-degenerated discs. (2) Pensacola degenerated discs react
in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is confident because
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center sees it daily in taking care of
our Pensacola 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 cellularly different. This oxygen
consumption rate factor affects the behavior
of the disc’s cells and even the nutritional
state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are
delivered 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 taken
to safeguard and care for the Pensacola degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.
Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic appointment at
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center to discuss the health status of your Pensacola
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether
they are degenerated or not.