Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment from Our Beverly Hills Chiropractor
Neck and back pain come from a variety of sources. One cause is a condition known as degenerative disc disease. Degenerative disc disease is part of the natural aging process and is something almost everyone goes through. The spinal discs between the bones of the spine are flat and circular. They're rubbery, and they work as shock absorbers when we walk, run, jump, bend, and twist. Over time, spinal discs become worn. They don't do their job like they did in the past. Our Beverly Hills chiropractor at Chaney Chiropractic Clinic is specially trained in treating patients who suffer from degenerative disc disease.
Chiropractic Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease
In treating degenerative disc disease, our objective is to reduce inflammation and nerve irritation while restoring spinal functionality. There are three approaches to this. Those approaches are:
- Adjustments (Manipulation): If spinal joints are moving abnormally, our chiropractor will manually manipulate the spine with a thrusting motion.
- The Flexion-Distraction Decompression Technique: This is a gentler chiropractic approach for patients who are suspected of having bulging or herniated discs. No force is applied to the affected area of the spine. A specialized table is used to gently stretch a decompress a person's spine, taking pressure off of damaged spinal discs.
- Instrument Assisted Adjustments: The spine is manipulated with an instrument that is held by the chiropractor. He or she works to apply force without thrusting the patient's spine, allowing for even more precision.
The Appropriate Technique
After deciding to treat back pain caused by disc degeneration with chiropractic care, ask your chiropractor about what technique might be best for you. Sometimes, a combination of techniques, physiotherapy, and a home exercise program might be required for purposes of obtaining relief from the back pain you are suffering from.
Contact Us Today
Proper treatment from our Beverly Hills chiropractor at Chaney Chiropractic Clinic coupled with proper nutrition can lead to spinal disc degeneration and reduced pain. If you're struggling with back pain and dysfunction caused by degenerative disc disease, call us today at 352-686-6385 for an appointment.