Buffalo, NY 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 lacks chondroitin sulfate when it falls with age. The Novelli Wellness Center presents to our Buffalo, NY 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 reduction 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) Astoundingly, disc degeneration is noted to begin as early as adolescence, a seemingly very 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 holds the disc together. (2) The Novelli Wellness Center relieves pain from disc degeneration for many Buffalo, NY 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 is quite important to the health of a disc. Chondroitin sulfate is needed to form glycosaminoglycan and support its existence in the disc’s nucleus pulposus (the center of the disc). Aging affects 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 enhances 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) Buffalo, NY 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 difficulty for neck patients and how spinal nutrition with chondroitin sulfate supplementation along with Cox® Technic helped.

Schedule a Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment now for your back pain relief. The Novelli Wellness Center will set up a treatment plan just for you which will likely include spinal manipulation as well as chondroitin sulfate supplementation.

The Novelli Wellness Center often recommends supplementation with chondroitin sulfate for Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients with back and neck pain due to disc issues.  
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