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 disc. Innate 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.