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Richmond Chiropractic Care of Richmond Degenerated Discs Starts with Understanding and Nutritional Protection

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 you have any Richmond teens at home with you? Do they ever talk about experiencing back pain or neck pain?

Richmond DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 6th Decade of Life

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.


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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Listen to this PODCAST about disc degeneration in the cervical spine initiating neck pain that Cox® Technic effectively helps alleviate.

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. 

Help Richmond degenerated discs the with nutritional care (chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate). 
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