Degenerative Disc Therapy in Waterford, MI

Back problems are extremely prevalent among Americans of all ages and occupations. In fact, they are the number one cause of employee absenteeism and disability in most states. Chiropractic care is among the most effective treatments for all manner of injuries and illnesses of the back and spine.

Disc Degeneration

Degenerative disc disease is especially common among adults over 50 years of age, though it can happen among adults of any age. The discs are a layer between each of the vertebrae that play a role in shock absorption when pressure is applied to the spine. They also provide some level of protection to the spinal cord and connect one vertebral bone to the next.

Many activities can cause or worsen the degeneration of intervertebral discs. These include heavy lifting, lifting with the back instead of with the legs, trauma, weightlifting, contact sports, heavy manual labor such as farm work, and much more. Regardless of the activity, the result is the same: back pain, discomfort, and inability to engage in activities that you could previously.

Degenerative Disc Therapy

With age or excessive wear and tear, the discs between the vertebrae may weaken and become thinner. The thicker protective layer of the discs can rupture, allowing the inner contents of the discs that provide shock absorption for the vertebrae to escape. The result is discomfort or pain, that can often be sharp or even excruciating.

Degenerative disc therapy can help reduce the pain and discomfort of degenerative discs. A licensed chiropractor can provide manual manipulation of the bones of the spine to reduce the pain associated with degenerative discs, both temporarily or on a more permanent basis. They can also suggest exercises and lifestyle changes to reduce the pain from degenerative discs, as well as ones that will prevent disc degeneration from worsening.

No matter how severe your back pain is, degenerative disc therapy can provide solutions to reduce or eliminate it altogether.

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