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West Palm Beach Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is important for the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc requires chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc misses chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. Chiropractic Care presents to our West Palm Beach back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc profits from the combination of chiropractic treatment and nutritional supplementation with chondroitin sulfate from perna canaliculus (a green lipped mussel).

DISC DEGENERATION AND CHONDROITIN SULFATE

Disc degeneration is a deficiency of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which leads to a loss of water and reduction of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan pulls water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Reduced glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are an indicator of early degeneration resulting in functional changes of the disc via different stress and strain. (1) Incredibly, disc degeneration is noted to begin as early as adolescence, a seemingly quite early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration influence the disc’s cells. It’s a complex process of interactions from the cellular level to the outer fibrous matrix that keep the disc together. (2) Chiropractic Care gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many West Palm Beach chiropractic patients with a combined plan of spinal manipulation, exercise and often nutrition for the disc with chondroitin sulfate.

BENEFIT OF CHONDROITIN SULFATE SUPPLEMENTATION

Chondroitin sulfate is a precursor to 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 middle of the disc). Aging influences the structure and amount of chondroitin sulfate in the system and how its sulfation works for the disc’s health. To appreciate the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging benefits treatment of the degenerated disc and its possible regeneration and repair. (3) One study stated that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly reduced pain sensation. (4) West Palm Beach back pain patients with disc degeneration appreciate feeling reduced pain!

CONTACT Chiropractic Care

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 isn’t picky. 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 West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today for your back pain relief. Chiropractic Care will establish a treatment plan just for you to probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Chiropractic Care may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for West Palm Beach chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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