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Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Degenerative Disc Disease is when normal changes that take place in the disc of your spine cause pain. Spinal discs are like shock absorbers between the vertebrae, or bones of your spine. They help your back stay flexible, so you can bend and twist. As you get older they can show signs of wear and tear.

The most serious problem with degenerative disc disease is nerve compression. This occurs when the spinal disc degenerate or flattens as part of the degenerative process. This causes the spinal canal where the nerves exit the spinal cord between the bones to narrow leading to impingement or a compressed nerve. This can progress to create severe and debilitating symptoms such as sharp pain, burning pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness. Over time this degenerative process can compromise the integrity of your nerve and eventually disrupt the vital flow of information between brain and body.

Spinal decompression is the only treatment that can help heal degenerative disc disease. It gently decompresses the cervical or lumbar spinal disc allowing them to regenerate. Degenerative Disc Disease can be reversed by re-hydrating the dry compressed disc with healthy fluid. This is accomplished by gently separating the bones of the spine utilizing decompression. Decompression which pulls fluid rich in oxygen and nutrients into the degenerative disc and pushes out metabolic waste allowing the disc space to increase and return the disc to a normal shape. The spinal canal increases in size as the bones of the spine are separated. It returns the disc shape and canal size to normal eliminating the pain and disability associated with degenerative disc disease.

Decompression is very gentle and comfortable and effective in treating Degenerative Disc Disease in the neck and back. Sessions typically last 10-15 minutes. Due to the low force, it is safe for all ages. It should always be the first treatment option as it involves no drugs or surgery. Even, with it being the least invasive, spinal decompression guarantees a 91% success rate for treating Degenerative Disc Disease. If you are interested in seeing if this treatment could be the answer for your neck, back or sciatica pain as well as your degenerative, bulging, or herniated discs call us today to schedule a consultation! We'd love to help.



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