Eugene Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is central to the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc needs chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc misses chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic shares with our Eugene back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc profits from chiropractic treatment as well as nutritional supplementation with chondroitin sulfate from perna canaliculus (a green lipped mussel).

DISC DEGENERATION AND CHONDROITIN SULFATE

Disc degeneration is a loss of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which leads to a loss of water and shrinkage of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan pulls water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Decreased glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are an indicator of early degeneration resulting in functional changes of the disc via changed stress and strain. (1) Astoundingly, disc degeneration is noted to begin as early as adolescence, a seemingly quite early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration influence 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) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many Eugene chiropractic patients with a combined plan 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 necessary to develop glycosaminoglycan and support its existence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the middle of the disc). Aging affects the structure and amount of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation works for the disc’s health. To appreciate the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging enhances 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) Eugene back pain patients with disc degeneration value experiencing reduced pain!

CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic

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 isn’t picky. 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 eased the pain.

Schedule a Eugene chiropractic appointment today for your back pain relief. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic will establish a treatment plan especially for you to probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic often recommends supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Eugene chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
« View All Nutrition Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."