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New York Diabetics with Disc Degeneration Benefit from Vitamin D

The intervertebral disc is an intricate and important part of the spine. It allows pain-free motion of the spine, or not. If the disc degenerates, spinal motion deteriorates, and pain often materializes. This is even more possible for patients with diabetes. It is|It’s]5] just one more concern New York diabetic patients need to deal with. The latest research on diabetes and the disc signifies that vitamin D may help with the health of the discDr. Gary Stefanick is prepared to do just that for New York back pain patients as well as New York diabetic patients who also have New York 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) Dr. Gary Stefanick bets you’ll agree that it is amazing how the health of the disc comes down to the very cells that make it up|of which it is comprised! Those cells crave Vitamin D to do their job properly. Dr. Gary Stefanick encourages New York diabetic and non-diabetic patients alike to care for these cells nutritionally and with New York chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of 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) New York degenerated discs respond in a different way than non-degenerated ones. Of this, Dr. Gary Stefanick is positive because Dr. Gary Stefanick sees it daily in taking care of our New York back pain patients.

Oxygen Consumption Rates and the Disc

The degenerative intervertebral disc has a significantly 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 behavior of the disc’s cells and even the nutritional state of the disc’s tissue as nutrients are circulated 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 New York degenerative disc? When the disc is healthy and even more so when it’s not.

Schedule your New York chiropractic appointment at Dr. Gary Stefanick to review the health status of your New York spinal discs and how Vitamin D may be of benefit to them whether they are degenerative or not.

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