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Vancouver Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is important for the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc requires chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc lacks chondroitin sulfate when it decreases with age. Vancouver Disc Centers shares with our Vancouver 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 results in a loss of water and shrinkage 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 different stress and strain. (1) Incredibly, disc degeneration is noted to occur as early as adolescence, a seemingly quite early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration influence 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) Vancouver Disc Centers relieves pain from disc degeneration for many Vancouver chiropractic patients with a mixed plan 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 is quite important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is essential to form glycosaminoglycan and support its presence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging affects 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) Vancouver back pain patients with disc degeneration value feeling 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 fussy. It will affect the cervical spine, too! Dr. Greenwood shares the disc anatomy, disc degeneration and its complication for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic helped.

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. Vancouver Disc Centers will establish a treatment plan especially for you to probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Vancouver Disc Centers often recommends supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Vancouver chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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