Pflugerville 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 likely for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more issue Pflugerville 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 discPflugerville Wellness Center is prepared to do just that for Pflugerville back pain patients in additional to Pflugerville diabetic patients who also have Pflugerville 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) Pflugerville Wellness Center bets you will 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 need Vitamin D to do their job correctly. Pflugerville Wellness Center urges Pflugerville diabetic and non-diabetic patients similarly to take care of these cells nutritionally and with Pflugerville chiropractic spinal manipulation with Cox Technic.  

Glucose Status and the Disc

The glucose status also affects 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 affect non-degenerated discs. (2) Pflugerville degenerated discs react differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Pflugerville Wellness Center is positive because Pflugerville Wellness Center sees it daily in caring for our Pflugerville 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 different at the cellular level. This oxygen consumption rate factor influences the behavior of the disc’s cells and even the nutritional state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are distributed to the disc via 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 Pflugerville degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.

Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment at Pflugerville Wellness Center to review the health status of your Pflugerville spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether they are degenerative or not.

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