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?
Sitka DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 6th Decade
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.
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 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!
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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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.