West Des Moines Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is important for the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc requires chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc misses chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa presents to our West Des Moines back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc benefits 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 loss of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which leads to a loss of water and shrinkage of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan draws water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Reduced glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are a sign of early degeneration leading to functional changes of the disc via different stress and strain. (1) Amazingly, disc degeneration is documented to arise as early as adolescence, a seemingly quite early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration affect the disc’s cells. It is a complex process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that keep the disc together. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many West Des Moines chiropractic patients with a mixed 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’s very important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is necessary to develop glycosaminoglycan and sustain its presence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging influences the structure and amount of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation acts for the disc’s health. To appreciate the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging benefits treatment of the degenerated disc and its potential regeneration and repair. (3) One study reported that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly decreased pain sensation. (4) West Des Moines 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 presents two cases of cervical spine conditions resulting in arm pain and weakness. Disc degeneration isn’t picky. It will affect the cervical spine, too! Dr. Greenwood presents 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 West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today for your back pain relief. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa will set up a treatment plan just for you which will probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa often recommends supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for West Des Moines chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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