Chronic pain and discomfort can be caused by degenerative disc disease. These symptoms can be relieved with the right treatment and chiropractic care is an excellent choice for many patients.
Common Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease
There are many symptoms that can be associated with degenerative disc disease. Sometimes in its early stages, it may not even show any symptoms. The most common symptoms include pain and weakness in your back. This then radiates into other areas and the symptoms usually get worse over time. Degenerative disc disease pain can be mild or severe, interfering with movement and the ability to do daily activities.
Depending on the affected part of the spine, the location of pain will vary. The pain that results from damage to the lumbar spine (lower back) may spread to the buttocks or upper thighs via nerves that exit into the spinal column. It is possible to feel tingling or numbness in your feet and legs. The pain can also radiate to the arm, shoulder, or hand if the cervical spine (neck) is damaged.
As the body attempts to correct the problem, instability in the spine may cause painful muscle spasms lower down or in the neck. As you bend, lift, twist, or sit, the pain can get more severe. Some relief can be found by walking, lying down, or shifting your position.
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Finding Relief from Degenerative Disc Disease with HealthFirst Spine & Wellness
HealthFirst Spine & Wellness specializes in the treatment of degenerative disc disease. Our chiropractors have extensive experience in helping patients to find relief from their symptoms. We combine spinal adjustments with soft tissue therapy and other techniques to improve the function of the spine and decrease pain and discomfort.
Chiropractic Care to Address the Root of the Problem
Chiropractic care for degenerative disk disease has one of its key advantages: it can address the root cause of discomfort and pain, not just the symptoms. Each patient is closely examined by a chiropractor to determine the root cause of their symptoms. Chiropractic treatment for degenerative disc diseases is also safe and non-invasive to the body. It is not dependent on drugs, unlike other medical interventions or surgery. Chiropractors instead use gentle, hands-on methods to restore normal function and promote healing from the inside. They understand that each patient is different, and emphasize individual attention. They will answer all your questions and create a customized treatment plan and lifestyle goals for your specific needs.
Chiropractic Treatment Options
There are multiple methods chiropractors use to treat degenerative disc disease. Laser therapy uses focused beams of light to treat pain and inflammation. The light from the laser gets absorbed by cells, which converts it into energy that promotes healing.
Spinal decompression therapy can also be used to alleviate the pain caused by degenerative disc disease. This type of therapy involves stretching your spine with a motorized traction machine. This relieves pressure from the spine and nerves, which can reduce pain and improve mobility.
In conclusion, chiropractic care can help with pain relief and discomfort as well as overall health and well-being. Regular chiropractic adjustments can improve posture and immune function, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase athletic performance.
HealthFirst Spine & Wellness is committed to offering the best chiropractic care for degenerative disk disease. To ensure the best results, our chiropractors employ the most recent techniques and technologies. They work closely with each patient in order to create a customized treatment plan that meets their needs.
Chiropractic care is an excellent option if you want to relieve the symptoms of degenerative disk disease. Our chiropractors at HealthFirst Spine & Wellness are committed to helping you reach your health and wellness goals. Call us today to make an appointment and get started on your journey to better health and well-being.