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Montreal Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is central to the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc demands chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc lacks chondroitin sulfate when it decreases with age. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic presents to our Montreal back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc benefits from the combination of chiropractic treatment and nutritional supplementation with chondroitin sulfate from perna canaliculus (a green lipped mussel).

DISC DEGENERATION AND CHONDROITIN SULFATE

Disc degeneration is a deficiency of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which leads to a loss of water and reduction 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 affect the disc’s cells. It is a complicated process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that holds the disc together. (2) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many Montreal 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 primer of glycosaminoglycan. As such, it’s quite important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is essential to form glycosaminoglycan and sustain its existence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging influences the structure and amount of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation works for the disc’s health. To appreciate 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) Montreal back pain patients with disc degeneration value experiencing less pain!

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He shares two cases of cervical spine issues resulting in arm pain and weakness. Disc degeneration is not picky. It will influence 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 Montreal chiropractic appointment today for your back pain relief. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic will set up a treatment plan especially for you which will probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Montreal chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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