What should you know about your spinal discs?
Your spine is made of vertebrae, or bones that interlock with each other. Between these bones are jelly-like discs that serve as cushion from continuous rubbing of the bones. In time, especially as a person gets old, these cushions that serve as shock absorbers from pressure soon wear out and lose their elasticity and thickness to protect the bones. When the ligaments are no longer firm and thick due to injury, trauma, inflammation, and other factors, the spinal discs? inner and outer layer can no longer produce protein to keep the discs healthy.
The scientific terms for the inner and outer layer of your spinal discs are called nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus, respectively. As the terms suggest, the inner layer contains protein, and the outer layer is composed of fibrous materials. Understandably when the protein leaked out and the fibers lose their vitality, the discs they form will degenerate.
Signs and Symptoms
Technically, degenerative disc disease is an age-related condition. Does this mean that there?s no way to avoid the disease? Although, it is called a disease, it does not qualify to be so but it is a natural condition and an inevitable occurrence because it comes with age.
You can get relief from disc degeneration, and your chiropractor will look into your current spine condition. Physical therapy, exercise, pain reliever medications, and losing weight are the common treatment for degenerative disc disease.
If you have any of the following symptoms, your likely qualified for chiropractic care.
- Staggering pain on affected area
- Stiffness or numbness
- If near the neck, shoulders and arms are affected by pain
- Difficulty in bending, flexing or reaching for things
- Pain goes away when lying or sitting down
While aging cannot be reversed, you can still prevent degenerative disc disease by slowing it down. The human spine is vital to longevity and life itself. We can prevent injuries and illnesses from happening. In fact, people become unhealthy depending on the life they lead. Unhealthy lifestyle, carelessness, and the choice of activities in everyday wear us out.
Other causes of degenerative disease include trauma, injuries, heavy sports, lifting of heavy weights?which are totally affecting the spine and its health.
We Can Help
San Diego Neuropathy could be the answer to your degenerative disc disease. We remove that pain away by applying advanced methods in chiropractic care. With our trusted medical experts, we conduct a rigid evaluation to see if you are a candidate for subluxation adjustment.?
Come and see us at our clinic and begin your treatment before it gets worse. At San Diego Neuropathy, we offer the best and we take care of our patients. The moment you step away from our clinic, we assure you that you are well informed, feeling better and healthier. Shorten your agony, let our
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