Oxford Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is important for the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc needs chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc lacks chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. Satterwhite Chiropractic presents to our Oxford back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc profits 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 draws water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Reduced glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are an indicator of early degeneration leading to functional changes of the disc via changed stress and strain. (1) Astoundingly, disc degeneration is noted to arise as early as adolescence, a seemingly quite early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration affect the disc’s cells. It’s a complicated process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that holds the disc together. (2) Satterwhite Chiropractic relieves pain from disc degeneration for many Oxford 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 is very 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 middle 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 decreased pain sensation. (4) Oxford back pain patients with disc degeneration appreciate 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 picky. It will affect the cervical spine, too! Dr. Greenwood presents the disc anatomy, disc degeneration and its complication for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic eased the pain.

Schedule a Oxford chiropractic appointment today for your back pain relief. Satterwhite Chiropractic will set up a treatment plan just for you which will probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Satterwhite Chiropractic may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Oxford chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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