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 disc. Capitol 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.