West Des Moines 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 rises. This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more concern West Des Moines diabetic patients need to address. The latest research on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin D may be of help in the health of the discExecutive Chiropractic of Iowa is prepared to do just that for West Des Moines back pain patients as well as West Des Moines diabetic patients who also have West Des Moines 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) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 comprised! Those cells need Vitamin D to do their job properly. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa encourages West Des Moines diabetic and non-diabetic patients alike to take care of these cells nutritionally and with West Des Moines 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) West Des Moines degenerated discs react in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is sure because Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sees it daily in caring for our West Des Moines 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 distributed 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 safeguard and care for the West Des Moines degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.

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

 
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