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 starts.
This is even more likely for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more issue Malverne diabetic
patients need to address. The latest research
on diabetes and the disc signifies that vitamin
D may help with the health of the disc. Malverne Health & Wellness
is prepared to do just that for Malverne back pain
patients as well as Malverne diabetic patients
who also have Malverne 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) Malverne Health & Wellness bets you will
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 comprised!
Those cells want Vitamin D to do their job right.
Malverne Health & Wellness urges Malverne diabetic and
non-diabetic patients similarly to take care of these cells nutritionally and with Malverne chiropractic
spinal manipulation with 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. The glucose status didn’t influence
non-degenerated discs. (2) Malverne degenerated discs react
in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Malverne Health & Wellness is certain because
Malverne Health & Wellness sees it daily in caring for
our Malverne 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 disc’s cellular behavior and even the nutritional
state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are
distributed to the disc through
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 Malverne degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.
Schedule your Malverne chiropractic appointment at
Malverne Health & Wellness to discuss the health status of your Malverne
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether
they are degenerated or not.