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Vancouver Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

The intervertebral disc is a complex and important 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 probable for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more concern Vancouver diabetic patients need to tackle. The newest research on diabetes and the disc indicates that vitamin D may be of help in the health of the discVancouver Disc Centers is prepared to do just that for Vancouver back pain patients in additional to Vancouver diabetic patients who also have Vancouver 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) Vancouver Disc Centers bets you’ll agree that it is astonishing how the health of the disc gets down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is comprised! Those cells need Vitamin D to do their job properly. Vancouver Disc Centers encourages Vancouver diabetic and non-diabetic patients similarly to take care of these cells nutritionally and with Vancouver chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic.  

Glucose Status and the Disc

The glucose status also affects 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) Vancouver degenerated discs respond differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Vancouver Disc Centers is certain because Vancouver Disc Centers sees it daily in taking care of our Vancouver back pain patients.

Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc

The degenerative intervertebral disc has a substantially higher oxygen consumption rate - 3 to 5 times greater - than the non-degenerative, normal human disc.  The degenerative disc is cellularly different. This oxygen consumption rate factor influences the behavior of the disc’s cells 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 Vancouver degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.

Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment at Vancouver Disc Centers to discuss the health status of your Vancouver spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether they are degenerative or not.

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