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 starts.
This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more concern San Jose diabetic
patients need to tackle. The newest research
on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin
D may help with the health of the disc. McMurray Chiropractic Solutions
is ready to do just that for San Jose back pain
patients as well as San Jose diabetic patients
who also have San Jose 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) McMurray Chiropractic Solutions bets you’ll
agree that it is astonishing how the health of the disc comes down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is composed!
Those cells want Vitamin D to do their job well.
McMurray Chiropractic Solutions urges San Jose diabetic and
non-diabetic patients alike to care
for these cells nutritionally and with San Jose 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) San Jose degenerated discs respond
differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
McMurray Chiropractic Solutions is certain because
McMurray Chiropractic Solutions sees it every day in caring for
our San Jose 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 changes the disc’s cellular behavior and even the nutritional
state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are
circulated to the disc via
the matrix and endplates. This rate of transport of nutrients is influenced
by the degenerative state of the disc. (2) So when should Vitamin D be consumed
to protect and care for the San Jose degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.
Schedule your San Jose chiropractic appointment at McMurray Chiropractic Solutions to review the health status of your San Jose
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether
they are degenerative or not.