Repair the wear and tear. Heal your degenerated disc.
Aging is a natural process. Unfortunately, disc degeneration can be an unwanted side effect. Over time, the shock-absorbing discs that rest between your vertebrae can shrink. Then, disk herniation or arthritis can develop. The resulting pressure on the spinal cord nerves can trigger chronic pain or acute agony.
Aging isn’t the only cause of degenerated discs. The process of degeneration can begin following a major or minor injury, and can begin in young adulthood. That’s why it’s crucial to keep your spine in alignment and carefully manage your back health.
At ChiroChicago, we’re committed to your back health and work to both prevent and treat disc degeneration. We’ll conduct a through examination to determine the extent of the degeneration and to tailor a treatment plan to your needs. Your treatment may include adjustments to relieve nerve pressure, reduce pain, and realign your vertebrae. You may also be given exercises and self-care instructions.