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Watertown Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

The intervertebral disc is a complex and essential part of the spine. It allows pain-free motion of the spine, or not. If the disc degenerates, spinal motion deteriorates, and pain often starts. This is even more likely for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more concern Watertown diabetic patients need to tackle. The latest research on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin D may be of help in the health of the discWatertown Wellness Center is ready to do just that for Watertown back pain patients as well as Watertown diabetic patients who also have Watertown 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) Watertown Wellness Center 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 well. Watertown Wellness Center urges Watertown diabetic and non-diabetic patients similarly to tend these cells nutritionally and with Watertown chiropractic spinal manipulation with Cox Technic.  

Glucose Status and the Disc

The glucose status also affects 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) Watertown degenerated discs respond differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Watertown Wellness Center is confident because Watertown Wellness Center sees it daily in taking care of our Watertown 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 different at the cellular level. This oxygen consumption rate factor changes the behavior of the disc’s cells and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are distributed to the disc via 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 Watertown degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.

Schedule your Watertown chiropractic appointment at Watertown Wellness Center to discuss the health status of your Watertown spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether they are degenerated or not.

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