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Watertown Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is important for the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc needs chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc misses chondroitin sulfate when it decreases with age. Watertown Wellness Center presents to our Watertown back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc profits 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 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. Reduced glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are an indicator of early degeneration resulting in functional changes of the disc via different stress and strain. (1) Amazingly, 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) Watertown Wellness Center gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many Watertown 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’s very important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is necessary to form glycosaminoglycan and support its presence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the middle of the disc). Aging influences the structure and amount 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 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) Watertown back pain patients with disc degeneration value feeling 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 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 difficulty for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic helped.

Schedule a Watertown chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. Watertown Wellness Center will establish a treatment plan just for you to probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Watertown Wellness Center may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Watertown chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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