Degenerative Disk Disease

Your Chiropractor in Tuscaloosa is Here to Treat Your Degenerative Disk Disease

Degenerative disk disease often occurs in older patients as the disks break down over time and cause many conditions such as osteoarthritis, herniated disc, and spinal stenosis. If you suffer from any of these conditions your Tuscaloosa chiropractors, Dr. Richardson and Dr. Fowler are available to treat these conditions and more.

Many patients are not aware of the causes and symptoms of this disease and they go untreated for a longer than necessary period of time. There is no need to suffer through the pain caused by degenerative disc disease. The entire staff at Crimson Chiropractic is dedicated to treating their patients for conditions such as degenerative disk disease.

What Are Some of the Causes of Degenerative Disk Disease?

In the most straightforward terms, degenerative disk disease is less a disease and more of a deterioration of the spine as we age. The disk are like shock absorbers and undergo quite a bit of wear and tear during our lifetimes and are bound to break down.

There are several common conditions that are a result of this process, with the most common being osteoarthritis, herniated disc, and spinal stenosis. Mainly, these conditions put pressure on the vertebrae which in turn causes pain and discomfort in the patient. With age, the amount of fluid between the disks begins to decrease which causes more friction and discomfort. Slight tears and breaks can also occur that will create further issues if left untreated.

Symptoms of Degenerative Disk Disease: Are You Suffering from this Condition?

Back and neck pain are the main indicators of this condition, although many patients will remain asymptomatic in the early stages of the disorder. If you are feeling acute or recurring discomfort or pain, it is advised that you seek chiropractic care in order to prevent further deterioration of the disks and overall health of the vertebrae and spine.

Chiropractic Care Can Provide Significant Results in the Treatment of Your Degenerative Disk Disease

In addition to chiropractic adjustments, ice and heat are recommended as effective treatments for the symptoms of degenerative disk disease. Strengthening exercises, especially when combined with regular stretching, are effective in relieving pain and discomfort in between chiropractic treatments. If you are suffering from pain that doesn't seem to ever go away, it may be disk deterioration that is to blame. 

Crimson Chiropractic in Tuscaloosa is Here to Help!

If you suffer from degenerative disk disease and are ready to take the first step toward a pain-free life, please give us a call today at (205) 345-2009 to schedule a consultation. 

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