Pensacola Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is important for the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc needs chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc lacks chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center shares with our Pensacola back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc benefits 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 loss of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which results in a loss of water and reduction of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan pulls water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Reduced glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are a sign of early degeneration leading to functional changes of the disc via different stress and strain. (1) Incredibly, disc degeneration is documented to arise as early as adolescence, a seemingly very early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration affect the disc’s cells. It’s a complex process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that keep the disc together. (2) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center relieves pain from disc degeneration for many Pensacola chiropractic patients with a mixed plan 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’s quite important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is needed to develop glycosaminoglycan and support its presence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging affects the structure and amount of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation works for the disc’s health. To appreciate the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging benefits treatment of the degenerated disc and its possible regeneration and repair. (3) One study reported that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly decreased pain sensation. (4) Pensacola back pain patients with disc degeneration appreciate feeling less pain!

CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

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 difficulty for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic helped.

Schedule a Pensacola chiropractic appointment today for your back pain relief. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center will set up a treatment plan just for you to probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Pensacola chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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