How Chiropractic Can Help With DDD
Updated: Feb 11, 2020
Degenerative disc disease (DDD) can be a source of pain and stiffness for many people.
Spinal discs are designed to absorb shock to the spine, provide strong connections between the bones of the spine, and allow for mobility in the spine. Despite these important roles, discs do not have a good blood supply, and therefore, do not heal easily.
DDD occurs when the spinal discs begin to deteriorate. This can be due to normal drying out of the disc that occurs with aging, tears to the outer portion of the disc caused by daily activities, or by injuries to the disc.
People with DDD have symptoms that range from mild to severe and usually affects the neck and low back. These symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. If the disc deteriorates enough, the surrounding nerves can be affected as well. This may result in pain, numbness, or tingling that radiates into the arms or legs.
Chiropractic adjustments can provide drug-free relief of pain related to DDD by restoring proper joint alignment and movement. When the joints are aligned properly, they do not experience as much wear and tear (i.e. DDD). Getting your spine adjusted can also help remove pressure on nerves, reduce inflammation caused by arthritis, and increase flexibility.
Our spinal decompression tables can remove pressure on the nerves as well. Spinal decompression relieves pressure on the discs and nerves by tractioning the spine. This also allows for an influx of nutrients to enter the disc which promotes healing.
To see how chiropractic care can help you, call Miller Chiropractic Center today to setup a new patient appointment.
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