Baton Rouge Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

The intervertebral disc is an intricate and essential 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 likely for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more issue Baton Rouge diabetic patients need to tackle. The latest research on diabetes and the disc points out that vitamin D may help with the health of the discCapitol Spine & Rehabilitation is ready to do just that for Baton Rouge back pain patients in additional to Baton Rouge diabetic patients who also have Baton Rouge 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 released by cells that control specific interactions with other cells). (1) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation bets you’ll 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 comprised! Those cells need Vitamin D to do their job well. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation encourages Baton Rouge diabetic and non-diabetic patients similarly to care for these cells nutritionally and with Baton Rouge 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 did not influence non-degenerated discs. (2) Baton Rouge degenerated discs respond in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is confident because Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation sees it daily in taking care of our Baton Rouge back pain patients.

Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc

The degenerative intervertebral disc has a substantially 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 disc’s cellular behavior and even the nutritional state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are circulated to the disc through 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 protect and care for the Baton Rouge degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation to review the health status of your Baton Rouge spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether they are degenerative or not.

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