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Colorado Springs 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 occurs. This is even more likely for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more concern Colorado Springs diabetic patients need to tackle. The newest research on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin D may help with the health of the discThe Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is here to do just that for Colorado Springs back pain patients as well as Colorado Springs diabetic patients who also have Colorado Springs 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) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 properly. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR encourages Colorado Springs diabetic and non-diabetic patients alike to take care of these cells nutritionally and with Colorado Springs chiropractic spinal manipulation with Cox Technic.  

Glucose Status and the Disc

The glucose status also alters 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 influence non-degenerated discs. (2) Colorado Springs degenerated discs react in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is certain because The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR sees it daily in taking care of our Colorado Springs 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 changes the behavior of the disc’s cells and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are delivered to the disc through 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 Colorado Springs degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.

Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR to discuss the health status of your Colorado Springs spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether they are degenerative or not.

 
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