Lincoln Nebraska Degenerative Disc Disease Explained: How Complete Health Chiropractic Can Help

Degenerative Disc Disease Explained: How Complete Health Chiropractic Can Help

What exactly is degenerative disc disease? It’s more of a description of changes that occur in the spine over time rather than a disease itself. Our spinal discs, composed of a tough exterior and soft interior, act as shock absorbers between vertebrae. However, as we age, these discs degenerate, leading to conditions like herniated discs, bulging discs, spinal stenosis, and osteoarthritis.

Symptoms of degenerative disc disease vary from person to person and can range from no symptoms at all to severe and debilitating pain. Pain may manifest at the affected disc site in the back or neck, with potential radiating pain to areas like the buttocks, arms, and legs. Numbness and tingling sensations in the limbs are also common.

Aging is a natural factor in spinal degeneration, with tears in the disc’s outer layer and loss of fluid leading to decreased flexibility and size. Other factors such as obesity, smoking, physical labor, and injury can also contribute to degeneration.

While treatment often begins with hot or cold packs and anti-inflammatory medication for pain management, conditions like herniated or bulging discs may require more comprehensive care. This is where Complete Health Chiropractic comes in. Dr. Jason McCullough and our team offer a range of treatments including physical therapy, stretching, and chiropractic adjustments to address the underlying causes of pain and restore mobility.

While degenerative disc disease is a natural part of aging, there are proactive steps you can take to minimize pain and maintain spinal health. If you’re experiencing frequent back or neck pain, don’t hesitate to schedule an examination with us. Our personalized treatment plans can help you find relief and stay healthy for years to come. Trust Complete Health Chiropractic to be your partner in spinal wellness.

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