Pflugerville 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 decreases with age. Pflugerville Wellness Center presents to our Pflugerville back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc benefits from chiropractic treatment as well as 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. Decreased glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are a sign of early degeneration leading to functional changes of the disc via changed stress and strain. (1) Amazingly, disc degeneration is noted to begin as early as adolescence, a seemingly very early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration influence 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) Pflugerville Wellness Center relieves pain from disc degeneration for many Pflugerville 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 precursor to glycosaminoglycan. As such, it is very important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is needed to form 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) Pflugerville back pain patients with disc degeneration welcome experiencing reduced 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 conditions resulting in arm pain and weakness. Disc degeneration is not fussy. It will affect the cervical spine, too! Dr. Greenwood shares the disc anatomy, disc degeneration and its difficulty for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic helped.

Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic appointment today for your back pain relief. Pflugerville Wellness Center will establish a treatment plan especially for you to likely include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Pflugerville Wellness Center may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Pflugerville chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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