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Baton Rouge Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

July 11, 2017

The intervertebral disc is a complex and key 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 Baton Rouge diabetic patients need to deal with. The latest research on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin D may help with the health of the discMedical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is here 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) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers bets you will agree that it is astonishing how the health of the disc gets down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is composed! Those cells crave Vitamin D to do their job right. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers urges Baton Rouge diabetic and non-diabetic patients similarly to look after these cells nutritionally and with Baton Rouge chiropractic spinal manipulation with Cox Technic.  

Glucose Status and the Disc

The glucose status also influences 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. The glucose status didn’t influence non-degenerated discs. (2) Baton Rouge degenerated discs respond differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is positive because Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers 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 notably 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 influences the disc’s cellular behavior and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are circulated to the disc by 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 safeguard and care for the Baton Rouge degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers to review the health status of your Baton Rouge spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether they are degenerated or not.