Chondroitin sulfate is central to the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc demands chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc misses chondroitin sulfate when it decreases with age. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic presents to our Augusta back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc benefits from chiropractic treatment as well as nutritional supplementation with chondroitin sulfate from perna canaliculus (a green lipped mussel).
DISC DEGENERATION AND CHONDROITIN SULFATE
Disc degeneration is a loss of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which leads to a loss of water and reduction of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan draws water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Reduced glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are an indicator of early degeneration leading to functional changes of the disc via different stress and strain. (1) Amazingly, disc degeneration is documented to arise as early as adolescence, a seemingly very early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration influence the disc’s cells. It is a complicated process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that holds the disc together. (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic relieves pain from disc degeneration for many Augusta chiropractic patients with a mixed approach 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 quite important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is essential to develop glycosaminoglycan and sustain its presence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging affects the structure and level of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation acts for the disc’s health. To understand the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging enhances treatment of the degenerated disc and its potential regeneration and repair. (3) One study reported that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly reduced pain sensation. (4) Augusta back pain patients with disc degeneration appreciate experiencing reduced pain!
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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He presents two cases of cervical spine conditions resulting in arm pain and weakness. Disc degeneration is not fussy. It will affect the cervical spine, too! Dr. Greenwood shares the disc anatomy, disc degeneration and its complication for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic helped.
Schedule a Augusta chiropractic appointment today for your back pain relief. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will set up a treatment plan especially for you which will probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.