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 starts.
This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It
is|It’s]5] just one more concern La Grande diabetic
patients need to deal with. The latest research
on diabetes and the disc points out that vitamin
D may help with the health of the disc. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
is ready to do just that for La Grande back pain
patients in additional to La Grande diabetic patients
who also have La Grande 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) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC 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 right.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC urges La Grande diabetic and
non-diabetic patients alike to take care of these cells nutritionally and with La Grande chiropractic
spinal manipulation in the form of 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) La Grande degenerated discs respond
in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this,
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is sure because
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC sees it every day in taking care of
our La Grande 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 cellularly different. This oxygen
consumption rate factor affects the behavior
of the disc’s cells and even its tissue’s nutritional status as nutrients are
passed through 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 consumed
to safeguard and care for the La Grande degenerative disc?
When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.
Schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment at
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC to discuss the health status of your La Grande
spinal discs and how Vitamin D may benefit them whether
they are degenerative or not.