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Degenerative Disc Disease

A condition that becomes increasingly more common as you age is degenerative disc disease. This condition occurs due to the natural wear and tear of your spinal discs, leading to pain and limited mobility. While degenerative disc disease has no cure, chiropractic care from the Spine Pain Center in Surfside Beach, SC, can help manage its symptoms. Learn more about this condition and how chiropractic care treats it below.


What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Our spines contain intervertebral discs that act as cushions and shock absorbers. These discs are also crucial for spinal flexibility and movement. These discs become worn and lose elasticity as we age, resulting in back pain, stiffness, and limited mobility. People can also develop degenerative disc disease due to repetitive stress and injury to the spinal discs. Other symptoms of this condition include sciatica, muscle tension or spasms, difficulty maintaining good posture, and weakness in the arms or legs.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

Fortunately, chiropractic care offers a non-invasive and holistic method of managing degenerative disc disease symptoms. Our chiropractors specialize in injuries and issues involving the musculoskeletal system, including degenerative disc disease. Once we identify the underlying cause of your pain and its severity, we will create a back pain treatment plan tailored to your needs. This plan may include the following:

  • Spinal Manipulation and Mobilization: Gentle adjustments to the spine can improve joint alignment and function, potentially reducing pain and stiffness.
  • Spinal Decompression: Specialized techniques may create a gentle separation in the spine, relieving pressure on nerves and discs.
  • Cold Laser Therapy: Low-level laser therapy can reduce inflammation and promote healing in affected tissues.

Additional Supportive Therapies

In addition to chiropractic adjustments, our chiropractors may recommend other therapies to support your overall health and well-being. These might include:

  • Nutritional Counseling: We can advise on dietary modifications to promote disc health and reduce inflammation.
  • Exercise Rehabilitation: Specific exercises can strengthen core muscles and improve spinal stability, reducing stress on the discs.
  • Posture Correction: We can address postural imbalances that lead to degenerative disc disease progression.

Although we cannot cure your degenerative disc disease, our chiropractic techniques can safely and effectively manage pain and improve your quality of life.

See Your Chiropractor Near You at the Spine Pain Center for Treatment Today

Degenerative disc disease can cause debilitating pain and significantly impact your mobility if left unmanaged, so contact the Spine Pain Center in Surfside Beach, SC, to get the care necessary to feel your best again. Call us and schedule a consultation today at (843) 238-5900 to take control of your pain and restore mobility.