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

March 06, 2018

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 exhibit aging once they start degenerating. Disc degeneration in a Richmond spine may first be revealed once there’s some back pain. Sometimes, disc degeneration progresses ignored until years afterward. New research suggests that disc degeneration for any of us in Richmond may begin as early as the teen years. Johnson Chiropractic is all about relieving 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 differentiates 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 very common 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 indicates 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 having back pain or neck pain?

Richmond DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 6th Decade of Life

Grade 4 was more common in the 6th decade of life. (1) Johnson Chiropractic treats many older patients with chronic low back pain in which disc degeneration is part of the problem. Johnson Chiropractic knows that older adults with back pain feel it has changed 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 unpleasant. Johnson Chiropractic understands this, empathizes with our older Richmond back pain sufferers, and uses Cox Technic to help whose goal is at least 50% relief in 30 days with many patients acquiring 50% sooner than that and with a greater percent of relief. Johnson Chiropractic rejoices with our patients as they reclaim some independence and back pain relief.


Feed your discs early and often. Disc degeneration begins in the 2nd decade of life! More and more news comes about the value of nutrition. Two positive 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 supports preventative care whenever possible!

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

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic. We can discuss aging and its influence on your spine. We can talk about the benefits of Richmond chiropractic care if disc degeneration is a concern for you. 

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