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Sitka Chiropractic Care of Sitka Degenerated Discs Starts with Understanding and Nutritional Protection

We all age. Our bodies age. Our finger nails age. Our spinal discs age. Now, that is something your Sitka chiropractor can do something about though! Spinal discs display aging after they start degenerating. Disc degeneration in a Sitka spine may first be discovered when there’s some back pain. Occasionally, disc degeneration proceeds unnoticed until years afterward. New research suggests that disc degeneration for any of us in Sitka may begin as early as the teen years. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is all for relieving any pain and averting any degeneration possible with nutrition and Sitka chiropractic care.

Sitka 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 severe degeneration. Researchers studied the MRI images of 653 patients of all ages. Grade 3 degeneration is most usual in those in their 2nd to 5th decades of life. It is stated to be “natural” to see disc degeneration start in the 2nd decade of life. (1) That means that disc degeneration begins in the teen years of life!? Does that shock any of our Sitka chiropractic patients? Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka isn’t shocked, necessarily, but Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is prepared to help the teen Sitka back pain sufferer. Do any Sitka teens live at home with you? Do they ever mention experiencing back pain or neck pain?


Grade 4 was more usual in the sixth decade of life. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka treats many older patients with chronic low back pain in which disc degeneration is part of the problem. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka understands that older adults with back pain feel it has changed their life, restricted their social and recreational outlets, messed with their family relationships. (2) Back pain upsets their plans for retirement, housing, health, and independence. (3) It is tough. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka understands this, empathizes with our older Sitka back pain sufferers, and offers Cox Technic to help whose goal is at least 50% relief in 30 days with many patients attaining 50% sooner than that and with a greater percent of relief. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka celebrates with our patients as they get back some independence and back pain relief.


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 feed the disc and potentially avert degeneration and even promote regeneration of the disc’s cartilage. Ask your Sitka chiropractor for more details. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka supports preemptive care any time possible!

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Listen to this PODCAST about disc degeneration in the cervical spine initiating neck pain that Cox® Technic effectively helps relieve.

Schedule a Sitka chiropractic appointment with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. We can discuss aging and its effect on your spine. We can chat about the benefits of Sitka chiropractic care if disc degeneration is a concern for you. 

Help Sitka degenerated discs the with nutritional care (chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate). 
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