The intervertebral disc is a complex 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 rises.
This is even more probable for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more issue Toronto diabetic
patients need to address. The latest research
on diabetes and the disc reveals that vitamin
D may be of help in the health of the disc. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
is ready to do just that for Toronto back pain
patients in additional to Toronto diabetic patients
who also have Toronto 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) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre bets you will
agree that it is astonishing how the health of the disc comes down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is composed!
Those cells need Vitamin D to do their job properly.
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre encourages Toronto diabetic and
non-diabetic patients similarly to care
for these cells nutritionally and with Toronto chiropractic
spinal manipulation with Cox Technic.
Glucose Status and the Disc
The glucose status also alters 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) Toronto degenerated discs respond
differently than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is confident because
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre sees it every day in caring for
our Toronto 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 influences the disc’s cellular behavior and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are
delivered to the disc through
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 safeguard and care for the Toronto degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it is not.
Schedule your Toronto chiropractic appointment at
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre to review the health status of your Toronto
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether
they are degenerated or not.