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La Grande Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

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 discPaulette 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.

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