The intervertebral disc is a complex 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 disc. The 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 circulated 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. Glucose status has no effect on
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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