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Largo Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

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 discHollstrom & 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. The glucose status did not alter 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 its tissue’s nutritional status 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.

 
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