Chondroitin sulfate is important for the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc needs chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc lacks chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. Moriarty Chiropractic shares with our Nashua back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc profits from the combination of chiropractic treatment and nutritional supplementation with chondroitin sulfate from perna canaliculus (a green lipped mussel).
DISC DEGENERATION AND CHONDROITIN SULFATE
Disc degeneration is a deficiency of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which leads to a loss of water and reduction of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan pulls water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Reduced glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are an indicator of early degeneration leading to functional changes of the disc via changed stress and strain. (1) Amazingly, disc degeneration is noted to arise as early as adolescence, a seemingly quite early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration affect the disc’s cells. It’s a complex process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that keep the disc together. (2) Moriarty Chiropractic relieves pain from disc degeneration for many Nashua chiropractic patients with a combined plan of spinal manipulation, exercise and often nutrition for the disc with chondroitin sulfate.
BENEFIT OF CHONDROITIN SULFATE SUPPLEMENTATION
Chondroitin sulfate is a primer of glycosaminoglycan. As such, it is very important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is essential to develop glycosaminoglycan and sustain its presence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging influences the structure and level of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation acts for the disc’s health. To understand the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging benefits treatment of the degenerated disc and its possible regeneration and repair. (3) One study reported that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly reduced pain sensation. (4) Nashua back pain patients with disc degeneration value experiencing less pain!
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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He shares two cases of cervical spine issues resulting in arm pain and weakness. Disc degeneration isn’t fussy. It will affect the cervical spine, too! Dr. Greenwood shares the disc anatomy, disc degeneration and its complication for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic eased the pain.
Schedule a Nashua chiropractic appointment today for your back pain relief. Moriarty Chiropractic will set up a treatment plan especially for you to likely include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.