Baton Rouge Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

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 discSpine & 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.

 
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