The intervertebral disc is an intricate and key
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 likely for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more concern Murfreesboro diabetic
patients need to deal with. The latest research
on diabetes and the disc points out that vitamin
D may help with the health of the disc. Most Chiropractic Clinic
is prepared to do just that for Murfreesboro back pain
patients in additional to Murfreesboro diabetic patients
who also have Murfreesboro 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 released by cells that control specific
interactions with other cells). (1) Most Chiropractic Clinic bets you’ll
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 want Vitamin D to do their job well.
Most Chiropractic Clinic encourages Murfreesboro diabetic and
non-diabetic patients alike to care
for these cells nutritionally and with Murfreesboro 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. The glucose status did not affect
non-degenerated discs. (2) Murfreesboro degenerated discs react
in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Most Chiropractic Clinic is confident because
Most Chiropractic Clinic sees it every day in taking care of
our Murfreesboro 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 different at the cellular level. This oxygen
consumption rate factor influences the behavior
of the disc’s cells and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are
distributed 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 protect and care for the Murfreesboro degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.
Schedule your Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment at
Most Chiropractic Clinic to discuss the health status of your Murfreesboro
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether
they are degenerated or not.