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Carrolltown Disc Herniation Needs Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is central to the health of the spinal disc. The intervertebral disc requires chondroitin sulfate. A degenerated disc misses chondroitin sulfate when it decreases with age. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation presents to our Carrolltown back pain patients that back pain due to a degenerated disc profits 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 deficiency of chondroitin sulfate in the disc which leads to a loss of water and shrinkage of the disc. Glycosaminoglycan pulls water into the disc’s nucleus pulposus. Decreased glycosaminoglycan levels in the disc are a sign of early degeneration resulting in functional changes of the disc via different stress and strain. (1) Amazingly, disc degeneration is documented 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) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation gets rid of pain from disc degeneration for many Carrolltown 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 is 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 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 benefits treatment of the degenerated disc and its possible regeneration and repair. (3) One study reported that repeated oral administration of chondroitin sulfate significantly decreased pain sensation. (4) Carrolltown back pain patients with disc degeneration value 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 Carrolltown chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will establish a treatment plan especially for you to probably include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation often recommends supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Carrolltown chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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