Are you suffering from debilitating back pain, neck pain, or weakness in one or more limbs? If so, you could be one of the many people struggling with a chronic issue known as degenerative disc disease. As terrible as this condition may seem, it can treated, with good results, without surgery. Here at Kanawha Valley Family Chiropractic in Charleston WV, we can implement natural treatment strategies to help relieve your neurological symptoms and let you get back to your daily life.
An Introduction to Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is a progressive, chronic spinal condition that tends to occur naturally as we age. As the years go by, the discs that add space and support between your vertebrae tend to lose internal moisture. This causes them to lose height as well. As a result, your vertebrae not only experience bumps and shocks more acutely, but they also undergo stress in the joints that connect them to each other.
Meanwhile, bulging discs may press against nerve roots or spinal cord tissue. Spinal discs may even crack open so that the inner material protrudes, a condition called a herniated disc. Nerve compression as a result of degenerative disc disease can cause a number of irritating symptoms, and not just in your neck or back. In addition to neck or back pain, your arms or legs may tingle, go numb, experience pain, or display increasing weakness and loss of muscle control.
Non-Invasive Pain Relief Techniques
Degenerative disc disease can cause you increasing degrees of trouble as you get older. Surgery to ease chronic spinal pain is only employed in the most extreme cases. Dr. Howard, can analyze your structure and X-ray your spine to look for the specific disc or discs that are causing your symptoms. From there, we can develop a plan to take that pressure off your nerve tissue the true cause of that pain. Chiropractic adjustment can work wonders by correcting the positions of disc and vertebrae that have shifted due to degenerative disc disease. Our safe, effective methods can be repeated as regularly as necessary to provide you with drug-free, ongoing pain relief.
Don't Let Your Quality of Life Degenerate
Don't give your aging spine the final say on how you get to live your life. Call us today at (304) 925-1697 to schedule an appointment so we can help to correct your body’s structure the true cause of degenerative disc disease and pain!