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Montreal Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

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 discDr. 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. The glucose status did not alter 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.

 
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