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Malverne Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is important for the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc needs chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc misses chondroitin sulfate when it decreases with age. Malverne Health & Wellness shares with our Malverne back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc benefits 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 reduction of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan pulls water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Decreased glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are a sign of early degeneration resulting in functional changes of the disc via different stress and strain. (1) Amazingly, disc degeneration is documented to start as early as adolescence, a seemingly very early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration influence the disc’s cells. It is a complex process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that holds the disc together. (2) Malverne Health & Wellness relieves pain from disc degeneration for many Malverne 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 precursor to glycosaminoglycan. As such, it is quite important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is necessary to develop glycosaminoglycan and sustain its presence 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) Malverne 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 presents two cases of cervical spine conditions resulting in arm pain and weakness. Disc degeneration is not picky. It will affect the cervical spine, too! Dr. Greenwood presents the disc anatomy, disc degeneration and its difficulty for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic helped.

Schedule a Malverne chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. Malverne Health & Wellness will establish a treatment plan just for you which will likely include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Malverne Health & Wellness may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Malverne chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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