People of any age can require degenerative disc disease treatments to alleviate neck and back pain.
Every part of our body experiences changes as we age, and our spine is no different. Here at the Greenspan Wellness Center, we work with people who have begun to experience degenerative disc disease, which is not as much a disease as it is a name for those changes your spine undergoes throughout your life. Your spinal discs are made of a tough, rubbery exterior and a soft interior, and they sit between the vertebrae to act as shock absorbers. As you age, these discs begin to degenerate, which can lead to herniated discs, bulging disks, spinal stenosis, and osteoarthritis.
Our degenerative disc disease treatments, such as gentle chiropractic adjustments, tissue repair/rebuilding via K-Laser, and Knee on Trac decompression for “bone on bone” knees, are designed to alleviate the pain that can be present when the degenerative disc allows compression of nerves. This pain can be felt anywhere in the body and ranges from mild to severe and debilitating. You do not need to wait until you have major symptoms, as we can create a treatment plan that helps you prevent pain and stay healthy to delay the need for more involved degenerative disc disease treatments.
It is important to note that there are other factors that could result in you needing degenerative disc disease treatments even at an earlier age. For example, repeated physical work, injury, obesity, and smoking can cause the discs to begin to lose fluid so that they become smaller and less flexible. If you are experiencing frequent neck or back pain or pain or tingling traveling to your arms, legs, or buttocks, it is important that you call us for an appointment at our Black Mountain, North Carolina wellness center. During your initial consultation and examination, we’ll ascertain whether degenerative disc disease treatments are necessary and, if so, devise the right treatment plan for your situation. Call today to learn more.