We all age. Our bodies age. Our finger nails age. Our spinal discs age. Now, that’s something your Easley chiropractor can help with though! Spinal discs show aging after they start degenerating. Disc degeneration in a Easley spine may first be exposed when there is some back pain. Sometimes, disc degeneration proceeds ignored until years later. New research points out that disc degeneration for any of us in Easley may start as early as the teen years. Young Chiropractic is all for easing any pain and averting any degeneration possible with nutrition and Easley chiropractic care.
Easley DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 2nd to 5th Decades of Life
In spine radiology, the Pfirrmann classification defines levels of disc degeneration. Grade 1 is less degeneration. Grade 5 is really bad degeneration. Researchers examined the MRI images of 653 patients of all ages. Grade 3 degeneration is very common in those in their 2nd to 5th decades of life. It’s declared “natural” to find that disc degeneration starts in the 2nd decade of life. (1) That means that disc degeneration starts in the teen years of life!? Does that shock any of our Easley chiropractic patients? Young Chiropractic isn’t shocked, necessarily, but Young Chiropractic is ready to help the teen Easley back pain sufferer. Do any Easley teens live at home with you? Do they ever talk about having back pain or neck pain?
Easley DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 6th Decade of Life
Grade 4 was more common in the 6th decade of life. (1) Young Chiropractic treats many older patients with chronic low back pain in which disc degeneration is part of the problem. Young Chiropractic realizes that older adults with back pain feel it has changed their life, interfered with their social and recreational outlets, messed with their family relationships. (2) Back pain disrupts their plans for retirement, housing, health, and independence. (3) It’s tough. Young Chiropractic knows this, empathizes with our older Easley back pain sufferers, and uses Cox Technic to help whose goal is at least 50% relief in 30 days with many patients acquiring that more quickly than that and with a higher percent of relief. Young Chiropractic celebrates with our patients as they regain some independence and back pain relief.
WHAT TO DO
Feed your discs early and often. Disc degeneration starts in the 2nd decade of life! More and more news evolves about the value of nutrition. Two influential nutrients for discs are chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate. These two sulfates nourish the disc and potentially avert degeneration and even stimulate regeneration of the disc’s cartilage. Ask your Easley chiropractor for more details. Young Chiropractic favors preventative care whenever possible!
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Listen to this PODCAST about disc degeneration in the cervical spine causing neck pain that Cox® Technic effectively helps relieve.
Schedule a Easley chiropractic appointment with Young Chiropractic. We can chat about aging and its influence on your spine. We can chat about the benefits of Easley chiropractic care if disc degeneration is an issue for you.