Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease is one of the most common causes of pain in the lower back and neck. Because of its name, this condition can be misunderstood. The term “degenerative” refers to the aging process that spinal discs go through over time. It does not refer to the associated painful symptoms and it does not mean that your pain will get worse with age. With proper treatment, the symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease can improve dramatically and often, go away altogether.
The pain associated with Degenerative Disc Disease can be successfully managed with chiropractic manipulation. Ice and heat therapy are also helpful. Your Bend chiropractor will manually adjust the spine to relieve any muscle or joint tension and remove pressure. The relief patients feel is often dramatic and can be as effective or more effective than pain medications.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease, chiropractic care can help. Your adjustment will help stimulate circulation, relieve pressure and loosen the tension. The ultimate goal of chiropractic care with this condition is to improve joint mechanics and improve overall spinal health and motion.
Make an appointment with one of our skilled chiropractors. We will review your problems and discuss a treatment plan that best suits your situation. Often, a combination of chiropractic techniques and massage are included in your total body plan. With proper treatment and nutrition, affected discs can begin to regenerate. Ultimately, your pain will lessen and you can go back to living the life you love, pain-free.