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Brooks Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is important for the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc demands chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc lacks chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. Soft Health and Healing Clinic presents to our Brooks back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc benefits from the combination of chiropractic treatment and 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 results in 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 changed stress and strain. (1) Incredibly, disc degeneration is documented 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 complex process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that keep the disc together. (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic relieves pain from disc degeneration for many Brooks chiropractic patients with a mixed approach of spinal manipulation, exercise and often nutrition for the disc with chondroitin sulfate.

BENEFIT OF CHONDROITIN SULFATE SUPPLEMENTATION

Chondroitin sulfate is a primer of glycosaminoglycan. As such, it is quite important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is necessary to develop glycosaminoglycan and support its presence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center 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 reduced pain sensation. (4) Brooks 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 shares two cases of cervical spine issues resulting in arm pain and weakness. Disc degeneration is not 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 Brooks chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. Soft Health and Healing Clinic will set up a treatment plan just for you which will probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Soft Health and Healing Clinic often recommends supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Brooks chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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