Chiropractic Treatment For Degenerative Disc Disease

by Administrator 26. November 2018 20:25

Degenerative disc disease is a condition that is caused by changes in the spinal discs i.e. thinning of the disc as a result of aging. This may cause the spinal discs to bulge or herniate leading to the loss of disc height and subluxations. The spinal canal space becomes narrow and causes facet joint irritation and bone spur development which can be quite painful. Lower-back pain and neck pain are the main symptoms of the disease. Thankfully, chiropractic treatment can effectively treat the disease and reverse its symptoms.

Chiropractic treatment is a non-invasive, safe and natural option for treating degenerative disc disease. It does this by improving the spinal motion and reducing inflammation. The initial evaluation consists of reviewing the patients’ medical history and a thorough discussion of the possible causes and effects of the condition. A few simple tests may be conducted to look for evidence of the injury. Your walk and body posture will be assessed on the basis of which an MRI or X-Ray may be recommended. Chiropractic adjustments, physical rehabilitation, spinal decompression, massage therapies and a host of other effective therapies are included in a treatment plan for treating the degenerative disc disease. The treatment plans for the degenerative disc disease aim to soothe the nerves to reduce the pain. With the help of spinal adjustments, blood circulation to the compromised disc is stimulated. This reduces the irritation in the nerves and stimulates regeneration.

The spinal manipulations used in chiropractic treatment for degenerative disc disease are:

  • Specific adjustments performed with a thrusting method. They are used when the specific restricted joints can be traced by a chiropractor.
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Manual spinal adjustment
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Interferential electric stimulation
  • Manual joint stretching and resistance
  • Flexion distraction technique
  • Instrument assisted adjustments

Chiropractic practitioners believe in treating any ailment in the body in the most natural and medication-free way. They aim to imbibe a holistic approach towards treating any disorder to help a patient live life to his fullest potential and enjoy a complete range of motion without any pain. Masking the pain is not how chiropractic treatment works. Chiropractors work to find the underlying issue causing the pain and using leading-edge chiropractic care and rehabilitation to treat it. 

A chiropractor may use a single technique or a combination of techniques to achieve best results. In addition to the in-office treatments, chiropractic treatment advocates eating a healthy and balanced diet and making healthy lifestyle changes to propel the treatment.

For more information on chiropractic treatment for degenerative disc disease, visit Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX- 76548. You can call us at (254) 698-1600.


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