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Spengel Chiropractic Cares for Spinal Discs with Nutrition and Knowledge

What do you know about the nutrition of the discs in your spine? Your McHenry chiropractor knows a lot about them! Not less than daily is it that your McHenry chiropractor is not caring for spinal discs. The discs in the spine have a high metabolism that needs oxygen, glucose, chondroitin sulfate and minerals for its ability to avoid degenerative change. Let’s consider how McHenry chiropractic guided nutrition can alleviate and improve the health of the human disc. Its nutritional balance is delicate and quite receptive to nutrition and McHenry chiropractic treatment.

HOW DISC DEGENERATION PLAYS A ROLE

The reduction of chondroitin sulfate  within the intervertebral disc during McHenry degenerative disc disease results in a decrease in tissue hydration, a loss of fluid movement, cell death (also called apoptosis), a loss of nerve growth inhibition and finally, the loss of disc function. Aging sees a significant decrease in chondroitin sulfate (called glycosaminoglycan) in the disc structure. This degeneration happens throughout the entire disc. These changes contribute to an appreciation of the possible influence of chondroitin sulfate on the disc biology and the growth of therapeutic approaches for disc regeneration and repair. (1) Spengel Chiropractic passes this information along to McHenry chiropractic disc degeneration patients.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Not only is chondroitin sulfate vital for the health of your McHenry disc and its capability to resist degeneration, but chondroitin sulfate is a slow-acting anti-inflammatory drug for treating osteoarthritis and low back pain. McHenry inflammation plays a role in disc health status. Chondroitin sulfate doesn’t have the adverse side effects of non–steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that can harm organs such as the liver, heart and kidneys. (2) A source of chondroitin sulfate is from human umbilical cord which is revealed to restore the degenerative disc cells when disc cells are placed in this umbilical fluid known as Wharton’s Jelly. Interestingly this disc cell restorative fluid contains chondroitin sulfate which is the chemical forming the intervertebral disc. (3) Also of curiosity is a study showing positive outcomes using vitamins B12, 1, and 6 in treating arm and leg pain due to intervertebral disc degeneration and herniation. (4) Spengel Chiropractic makes available a high-quality disc nutritional supplement that specifically contains chondroitin sulfate and a daily multivitamin, amino acid, enzyme, and herb formula containing the B vitamins to lower inflammation. McHenry chiropractic patients find this an advantageous adjunct to their McHenry chiropractic care.

SPINAL MANIPULATION PLUS NUTRITION

The value of McHenry chiropractic nutrition is additionally revealed when joined with McHenry chiropractic spinal manipulation. The physiological effects of spinal manipulation showed that it guided disc physiology primarily through water flow via water diffusion and molecular transport into the disc, which are important for the health of the disc. (5) Spengel Chiropractic comprehends the combined importance of providing the nutrients of a good disc supplement and daily multivitamin with McHenry spinal manipulation to influence dispersement of water and molecular chemicals into the disc. Spengel Chiropractic is well experienced with spinal manipulation to do this!

This study puts in perspective the role of Cox Technic procedures in the treatment and prevention of McHenry disc degeneration and its subsequent disc herniation. The effects of McHenry chiropractic on intervertebral disk matrix and metabolic enzymes in rats with cervical disc degeneration and arthritis revealed that chiropractic may enhance the degeneration in rats with cervical disc degeneration and arthritis by adjusting the intervertebral disc matrix system and relevant metabolic enzymes. (6)

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Schedule a McHenry chiropractic visit at Spengel Chiropractic today. Evidently, it is the combination of McHenry chiropractic Cox Technic and nutrition that shows promise in the relief of pain and prevention of McHenry disc degeneration. Now you know a lot about spinal disc nutrition!

 
Your McHenry chiropractor thoroughly understands spinal discs and what they need nutritionally. Do you? 
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