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Colorado Springs Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is important for the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc demands chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc lacks chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR shares with our Colorado Springs back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc benefits from the combination of chiropractic treatment and nutritional supplementation with chondroitin sulfate from perna canaliculus (a green lipped mussel).

DISC DEGENERATION AND CHONDROITIN SULFATE

Disc degeneration is a deficiency of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which results in a loss of water and reduction of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan draws water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Decreased glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are a sign of early degeneration leading to functional changes of the disc via different stress and strain. (1) Amazingly, disc degeneration is documented to occur as early as adolescence, a seemingly quite early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration affect the disc’s cells. It is a complex process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that holds the disc together. (2) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many Colorado Springs chiropractic patients with a combined plan of spinal manipulation, exercise and often nutrition for the disc with chondroitin sulfate.

BENEFIT OF CHONDROITIN SULFATE SUPPLEMENTATION

Chondroitin sulfate is a primer of glycosaminoglycan. As such, it is very important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is necessary to develop glycosaminoglycan and support its presence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the middle of the disc). Aging influences the structure and amount of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation acts for the disc’s health. To understand the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging benefits treatment of the degenerated disc and its possible regeneration and repair. (3) One study reported that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly reduced pain sensation. (4) Colorado Springs back pain patients with disc degeneration value feeling less pain!

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He shares two cases of cervical spine issues resulting in arm pain and weakness. Disc degeneration is not picky. It will influence the cervical spine, too! Dr. Greenwood shares the disc anatomy, disc degeneration and its complication for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic helped.

Schedule a Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR will establish a treatment plan especially for you which will likely include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Colorado Springs chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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