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Brooks Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

The intervertebral disc is a complex and key part of the spine. It allows pain-free motion of the spine, or not. If the disc degenerates, spinal motion deteriorates, and pain often occurs. This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more concern Brooks diabetic patients need to tackle. The newest research on diabetes and the disc signifies that vitamin D may help with the health of the discSoft Health and Healing Clinic is ready to do just that for Brooks back pain patients as well as Brooks diabetic patients who also have Brooks 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 circulated by cells that control specific interactions with other cells). (1) Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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 composed! Those cells need Vitamin D to do their job properly. Soft Health and Healing Clinic urges Brooks diabetic and non-diabetic patients similarly to look after these cells nutritionally and with Brooks chiropractic spinal manipulation with 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. The glucose status did not alter non-degenerated discs. (2) Brooks degenerated discs respond in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Soft Health and Healing Clinic is certain because Soft Health and Healing Clinic sees it daily in taking care of our Brooks back pain patients.

Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc

The degenerative intervertebral disc has a substantially 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 modifies the behavior of the disc’s cells and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are delivered 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 protect and care for the Brooks degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.

Schedule your Brooks chiropractic appointment at Soft Health and Healing Clinic to discuss the health status of your Brooks spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether they are degenerated or not.

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