The intervertebral disc is an intricate and key
part of the spine. It allows pain-free motion of the spine, or not. If the disc
degenerates, spinal motion deteriorates, and pain often occurs.
This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more concern Montreal diabetic
patients need to deal with. The latest research
on diabetes and the disc signifies that vitamin
D may help with the health of the disc. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
is here to do just that for Montreal back pain
patients as well as Montreal diabetic patients
who also have Montreal 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) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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 composed!
Those cells crave Vitamin D to do their job properly.
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic encourages Montreal diabetic and
non-diabetic patients alike to take care of these cells nutritionally and with Montreal chiropractic
spinal manipulation in the form of 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) Montreal degenerated discs respond
differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is confident because
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic sees it every day in caring for
our Montreal back pain patients.
Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc
The degenerative intervertebral disc has a notably
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 modifies the behavior
of the disc’s cells and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are
delivered to the disc by
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 Montreal degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.
Schedule your Montreal chiropractic appointment at
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic to review the health status of your Montreal
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether
they are degenerative or not.