Degenerative disc disease is a spinal condition that affects hundreds of people a year, and as we age, the fluid in the spinal discs begins to reduce and change, causing degeneration. The discs between each spinal vertebrae act as shock absorbers for our spine, and, like any part of the body that is being consistently used and compressed, it is susceptible to natural wear-and-tear. Often times, this change in the spinal disc fluid can result in thinning, fragile cartilage in the spine, which may lead to an abundance of pain. If you are middle-aged or have been suffering from back injuries, you must know very well how much the body changes with age. Unfortunately, degenerative disc disease is part of life, and it usually begins some time before x-rays can show signs of degeneration. Degenerative disc disease may occur in any area of the spine from the cervical to the lumbar area, and this condition can radiate to the surrounding parts of the body including nerves, muscles, and other tissues. Fortunately, degenerative disc disease is a condition that can be treated without surgery or any other type of invasive treatment.
If you are suffering from pain caused by degenerative disc disease, there are steps that you can take to find pain relief, depending on the severity of your condition. The doctors at Chronic Conditions Chiropractic are here to help you find a solution to your pain through spinal decompression with SpineMED®.
The device we use at Chronic Conditions Chiropractic to help the recovery process from degenerative disc disease is called the SpineMED®. The SpineMED® helps patients slowly stretch their back through the help specialized algorithmic software designed to provide comfort during spinal decompression without the abrupt tugs that cause muscle spasms and pain like some traction devices and therapies. The reason we use SpineMED® at Chronic Conditions Chiropractic is to help the patient find natural ways of healing back pain without having to take a list of prescription drugs or endure spinal implant surgery.
At Chronic Conditions Chiropractic in San Luis Obispo, we understand the pain you are experiencing from degenerative disc disease. Our Spinal Decompression Therapy can help stretch your spine in the affected area to promote self-healing. Essentially, we work diligently to restore muscle strength and extremity functionality and find pain relief in the areas experiencing symptoms.