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McHenry Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

The intervertebral disc is an intricate 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 probable for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more issue McHenry diabetic patients need to address. The latest research on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin D may help with the health of the discOrthoIllinois Chiropractic is here to do just that for McHenry back pain patients in additional to McHenry diabetic patients who also have McHenry 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) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic bets you’ll agree that it is stunning how the health of the disc comes down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is composed! Those cells want Vitamin D to do their job right. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic urges McHenry diabetic and non-diabetic patients similarly to take care of these cells nutritionally and with McHenry 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. Glucose status has no effect on non-degenerated discs. (2) McHenry degenerated discs respond differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is certain because OrthoIllinois Chiropractic sees it daily in taking care of our McHenry 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 different at the cellular level. This oxygen consumption rate factor changes the behavior of the disc’s cells and even the nutritional state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are passed through to the disc via the matrix and endplates. This rate of transport of nutrients is affected by the degenerative state of the disc. (2) So when should Vitamin D be consumed to protect and care for the McHenry degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.

Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic to review the health status of your McHenry spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether they are degenerated or not.

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