Oxford Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

The intervertebral disc is a complex 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 materializes. This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more concern Oxford diabetic patients need to tackle. The latest research on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin D may be of help in the health of the discSatterwhite Chiropractic is prepared to do just that for Oxford back pain patients as well as Oxford diabetic patients who also have Oxford 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 circulated by cells that control specific interactions with other cells). (1) Satterwhite Chiropractic 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 want Vitamin D to do their job properly. Satterwhite Chiropractic encourages Oxford diabetic and non-diabetic patients alike to tend these cells nutritionally and with Oxford 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) Oxford degenerated discs respond in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Satterwhite Chiropractic is positive because Satterwhite Chiropractic sees it every day in taking care of our Oxford 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 influences the disc’s cellular behavior and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are circulated 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 safeguard and care for the Oxford degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.

Schedule your Oxford chiropractic appointment at Satterwhite Chiropractic to review the health status of your Oxford spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether they are degenerative or not.

 
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