Degenerative Disc Disease Alters Motion, Causes Pain

Suffering from lower back, buttock, or perhaps leg pain and you've been told its source is degenerative disc disease? In Pensacola, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center treats patients akin to you the entire day, every day in clinical practice. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers relief of degenerative disc disease pain under chiropractic treatment is based on the following data.

Degenerative Disc Disease Changes How You Move

When a disc degenerates, it alters the normal motion and movements of the lower back or neck. Do you find that you cannot move your spine as smoothly and completely when you have lower back pain?

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center looks at this issue this way. Spinal motion occurs at certain joints called facet joints. The intervertebral disc is in front of these joints.

 Normal disc
normal disc accepts 90% of the weight bearing of the entire body when we stand, sit or move the spine.
 
 
 Degenerated disc
 degenerative disc (one that has lost its flexibility and shrunk in size) forces the facet joints to carry much more than the 10% they normally do.

 

Under such compressive pressure, the facets become painful and lose their usual movements. You don't move like you used to.

Degenerative disc disease modifies normal motion of your spine. (1) Patients with disc degeneration show unusual motion in certain areas of the spine like...

  • More side bending movement.
  • Less rotation in the upper part of the low back when bending forward and backward at the waist.
  • More twisting and rotation in the lower part of the low back.

Such increased rotational motion at the point of the spine where degenerative disc disease occurs also causes neighboring areas of the spine to degenerate as well. This is the nature of the beast - degenerative disc disease continually worsens and spreads if not given proper attention.

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center has a plan to slow down degeneration, halt pain and return motion.

Give Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center a Month (or so, sometimes); Get Pain Relief and Improved Motion

Pensacola's degenerative disc disease chiropractic center returns your motion. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center relieves pain due to degenerative disc disease with chiropractic spinal manipulation in 12 visits and 29 days on average according to published research about lower back pain relief. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center treats degenerative disc disease by returning and maintaining normal ranges of motion of the spine.

Your treatment plan may include Cox Technic, nutrition to reduce disc degeneration and stimulate disc regeneration, and exercises to maintain normal muscle strengths and ranges of motion of the spine to prevent more disc degeneration and relieve pain.

Read more about degenerative disc disease or just contact Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center today!

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