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 starts.
This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more issue Largo diabetic
patients need to tackle. The newest research
on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin
D may help with the health of the disc. Hollstrom & Associates Inc
is ready to do just that for Largo back pain
patients in additional to Largo diabetic patients
who also have Largo 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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 correctly.
Hollstrom & Associates Inc encourages Largo diabetic and
non-diabetic patients similarly to look after these cells nutritionally and with Largo chiropractic
spinal manipulation in the form of 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. Glucose status has no effect on
non-degenerated discs. (2) Largo degenerated discs react
in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Hollstrom & Associates Inc is confident because
Hollstrom & Associates Inc sees it every day in taking care of
our Largo 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 different at the cellular level. This oxygen
consumption rate factor changes the disc’s cellular behavior 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 taken
to safeguard and care for the Largo degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.
Schedule your Largo chiropractic appointment at
Hollstrom & Associates Inc to review the health status of your Largo
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether
they are degenerated or not.