Baton Rouge Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is central to the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc needs chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc misses chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation presents to our Baton Rouge 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 pulls water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Decreased glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are an indicator of early degeneration leading to functional changes of the disc via changed stress and strain. (1) Amazingly, disc degeneration is documented to arise as early as adolescence, a seemingly quite 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 holds the disc together. (2) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with a combined approach 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’s quite important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is needed to develop glycosaminoglycan and support its existence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging influences the structure and level of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation acts for the disc’s health. To understand the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging benefits treatment of the degenerated disc and its possible regeneration and repair. (3) One study reported that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly reduced pain sensation. (4) Baton Rouge back pain patients with disc degeneration value 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 presents two cases of cervical spine conditions resulting in arm pain and weakness. Disc degeneration isn’t 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation will set up a treatment plan especially for you which will probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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