We all age. Our bodies age. Our finger nails age. Our spinal
discs age. Now, that’s something your
Richmond chiropractor can do something about though!
Spinal discs show aging when they start
degenerating. Disc degeneration in a Richmond spine may first be found
when there’s some back pain. Occasionally, disc degeneration progresses ignored
until years afterward. New research reveals
that disc degeneration for any of us in Richmond may start
as early as the teen years. Johnson Chiropractic is all about alleviating
any pain and preventing any degeneration possible with nutrition
and Richmond chiropractic care.
Richmond DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 2nd to 5th
Decades of Life
In spine radiology, the Pfirrmann classification defines
levels of disc degeneration. Grade 1 is less degeneration. Grade 5 is severe degeneration. Researchers studied the MRI
images of 653 patients of all ages. Grade 3 degeneration is most usual
in those in their 2nd to 5th decades of life. It is stated
to be “natural” to see disc degeneration start in the 2nd decade of life. (1) That means
that disc degeneration starts in the teen years of life!? Does
that shock any of our Richmond chiropractic patients? Johnson Chiropractic
isn’t shocked, necessarily, but Johnson Chiropractic is prepared
to help the teen Richmond back pain sufferer. Do any Richmond teens live at home
with you? Do they ever talk about experiencing back
pain or neck pain?
Richmond DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 6th Decade
Grade 4 was more usual in the 6th decade
of life. (1) Johnson Chiropractic takes care of many older
patients with chronic low back pain in which disc degeneration plays a role. Johnson Chiropractic knows
that older adults with back pain explain that it has affected
their life, interfered with their social and recreational
outlets, complicated their family relationships. (2) Back
pain upsets their plans for retirement, housing,
health, and independence. (3) It’s tough.
Johnson Chiropractic knows this, empathizes with our older
Richmond back pain sufferers, and uses Cox Technic to help whose
goal is a minimum of 50% relief in 30 days with many patients attaining
that sooner than that and with a higher
percent of relief. Johnson Chiropractic celebrates with our patients
as they reclaim some independence and back pain relief.
WHAT TO DO
Feed your discs early and often. Disc degeneration
starts in the 2nd decade of life! More and more news comes about the value of nutrition. Two influential
nutrients for discs are chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate. These two
sulfates nourish the disc and potentially avert
degeneration and even promote regeneration of the disc’s
cartilage. Ask your Richmond chiropractor for more details.
Johnson Chiropractic backs proactive
care whenever possible!
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Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment with
Johnson Chiropractic. We can chat about aging and its effect
on your spine. We can talk about the benefits of
Richmond chiropractic care if disc degeneration is an issue for you.
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