Eugene Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

The intervertebral disc is an intricate 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 rises. This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more issue Eugene diabetic patients need to address. The latest research on diabetes and the disc points out that vitamin D may help with the health of the discRethwill Chiropractic Clinic is ready to do just that for Eugene back pain patients as well as Eugene diabetic patients who also have Eugene 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 released by cells that control specific interactions with other cells). (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic bets you’ll agree that it is amazing how the health of the disc comes down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is composed! Those cells need Vitamin D to do their job properly. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic urges Eugene diabetic and non-diabetic patients similarly to look after these cells nutritionally and with Eugene 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) Eugene degenerated discs respond in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is certain because Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic sees it every day in taking care of our Eugene back pain patients.

Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc

The degenerative intervertebral disc has a significantly 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 affects the behavior of the disc’s cells and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are delivered to the disc by the matrix and endplates. This rate of transport of nutrients is influenced by the degenerative state of the disc. (2) So when should Vitamin D be taken to safeguard and care for the Eugene degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.

Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic to review the health status of your Eugene spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether they are degenerated or not.

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