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McHenry Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is central to the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc demands chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc lacks chondroitin sulfate when it decreases with age. Spengel Chiropractic presents to our McHenry back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc profits 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 deficiency of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which leads to a loss of water and shrinkage of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan draws water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Decreased glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are an indicator of early degeneration resulting in functional changes of the disc via different stress and strain. (1) Incredibly, disc degeneration is noted 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 keep the disc together. (2) Spengel Chiropractic gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many McHenry chiropractic patients with a combined plan 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 very important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is needed to form glycosaminoglycan and support its presence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging influences the structure and level of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation acts for the disc’s health. To appreciate the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging benefits treatment of the degenerated disc and its potential regeneration and repair. (3) One study stated that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly reduced pain sensation. (4) McHenry back pain patients with disc degeneration value experiencing reduced 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 conditions resulting in arm pain and weakness. Disc degeneration is not fussy. It will influence the cervical spine, too! Dr. Greenwood presents the disc anatomy, disc degeneration and its complication for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic helped.

Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment today for your back pain relief. Spengel Chiropractic will establish a treatment plan especially for you which will probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Spengel Chiropractic may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for McHenry chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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