New York City Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

The intervertebral disc is an intricate and important 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 probable for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more concern New York City diabetic patients need to deal with. The newest research on diabetes and the disc points out that vitamin D may be of help in the health of the discInnate Wisdom is here to do just that for New York City back pain patients in additional to New York City diabetic patients who also have New York City 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) Innate Wisdom 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 comprised! Those cells want Vitamin D to do their job properly. Innate Wisdom encourages New York City diabetic and non-diabetic patients similarly to look after these cells nutritionally and with New York City 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) New York City degenerated discs respond differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Innate Wisdom is sure because Innate Wisdom sees it every day in taking care of our New York City 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 cellularly different. This oxygen consumption rate factor modifies the behavior of the disc’s cells 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 consumed to protect and care for the New York City degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.

Schedule your New York City chiropractic appointment at Innate Wisdom to review the health status of your New York City spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether they are degenerative or not.

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