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Nashua Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

July 11, 2017

The intervertebral disc is a complex and essential part of the spine. It allows pain-free motion of the spine, or not. If the disc degenerates, spinal motion deteriorates, and pain often materializes. This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more concern Nashua diabetic patients need to address. The latest research on diabetes and the disc signifies that vitamin D may be of help in the health of the discMoriarty Chiropractic is here to do just that for Nashua back pain patients in additional to Nashua diabetic patients who also have Nashua 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) Moriarty Chiropractic bets you’ll agree that it is stunning 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 well. Moriarty Chiropractic encourages Nashua diabetic and non-diabetic patients alike to tend these cells nutritionally and with Nashua 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. Glucose status has no effect on non-degenerated discs. (2) Nashua degenerated discs react in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Moriarty Chiropractic is positive because Moriarty Chiropractic sees it daily in caring for our Nashua back pain patients.

Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc

The degenerative intervertebral disc has a substantially 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 behavior of the disc’s cells 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 taken to protect and care for the Nashua degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.

Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment at Moriarty Chiropractic to review the health status of your Nashua spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether they are degenerative or not.