“Oh, I don’t think I can do that. My back’s acting up today.” This statement isn’t just spoken by the elderly. Young people say it, too, and not just to get out of going to work or their chores!
Disc degeneration turns up in the young and the older person. Johnson Chiropractic that young people with degenerative disc disease declare more severe lower back pain symptoms. (2) 80% of both older and younger people with disc degeneration have a loss of glucose inside the disc which ends in cell death. (1) Not good when your discs are degenerating! But, don’t let the statistics frighten you. Johnson Chiropractic offers chiropractic care and treatment plans to assist its Richmond patients find pain relief.
Though degenerative disc disease was found in a third of young people who reported no back pain, those who had more pain also had more disc degeneration. That makes sense! It also suggests that the pain they feel is likely due to the disc itself. Johnson Chiropractic helps discs!
Now, the disc in the spine needs nutrients it gets from surrounding blood vessels to stay healthy. A degenerated disc is deformed and loses its nutrient content. Poor nutrition leads to disc degeneration and results in pain. Richmond’s chiropractic treatment relieves pain for many Richmond residents who battle the effects of disc degeneration and degenerative disc disease with gentle chiropractic care.
Johnson Chiropractic’s chiropractor uses gentle, non-force chiropractic adjusting, like Cox Technic, to reduce inflammation, improve spinal motion and promote the nutritional flow from the blood supply to the disc.
chiropractics are well-trained, as we are at Johnson Chiropractic in Richmond, to examine and diagnose the different types of back pain conditions. If degenerative disc disease is yours, our chiropractic treatment may include chiropractic spinal manipulation, active, hands-on care in the office that will be in harmony with your active care at home which may include nutritional supplements or exercise or other therapeutic activities to relieve your symptoms of degenerative disc disease.
Read these latest articles on degenerative disc disease, then contact Johnson Chiropractic for a Richmond chiropractic treatment plan that can lead to pain relief and allow you to say “I can help” next time you are needed.