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San Jose 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 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 discMcMurray 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.

 
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