Manchester Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is important for the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc demands chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc lacks chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries shares with our Manchester 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 results in a loss of water and shrinkage of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan draws water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Decreased glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are an indicator of early degeneration leading to functional changes of the disc via different stress and strain. (1) Astoundingly, disc degeneration is noted to occur as early as adolescence, a seemingly quite early stage in the aging process! Aging and degeneration affect 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) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many Manchester chiropractic patients with a mixed plan 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 very important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is necessary to form glycosaminoglycan and support 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 appreciate the relationship of chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycan and aging benefits treatment of the degenerated disc and its potential regeneration and repair. (3) One study reported that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly decreased pain sensation. (4) Manchester back pain patients with disc degeneration appreciate feeling reduced pain!

CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He shares 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 presents the disc anatomy, disc degeneration and its difficulty for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic eased the pain.

Schedule a Manchester chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries will set up a treatment plan just for you to likely include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries may recommend supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Manchester chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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