The intervertebral disc is a complex 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 occurs.
This is even more probable for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more concern Baton Rouge diabetic
patients need to tackle. The newest research
on diabetes and the disc signifies that vitamin
D may help with the health of the disc. Spine & Sports Rehab Center
is prepared to do just that for Baton Rouge back pain
patients in additional to Baton Rouge diabetic patients
who also have Baton Rouge 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) Spine & Sports Rehab Center bets you will
agree that it is stunning how the health of the disc comes down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is comprised!
Those cells need Vitamin D to do their job correctly.
Spine & Sports Rehab Center encourages Baton Rouge diabetic and
non-diabetic patients alike to tend these cells nutritionally and with Baton Rouge chiropractic
spinal manipulation in the form of 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) Baton Rouge degenerated discs respond
differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Spine & Sports Rehab Center is certain because
Spine & Sports Rehab Center sees it every day in taking care of
our Baton Rouge 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 influences the disc’s cellular behavior and even the nutritional
state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are
delivered to the disc by
the matrix and endplates. This rate of transport of nutrients is influenced
by the degenerative state of the disc. (2) So when should Vitamin D be taken
to safeguard and care for the Baton Rouge degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.
Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment at
Spine & Sports Rehab Center to review the health status of your Baton Rouge
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether
they are degenerated or not.