What is Degenerative Disc Disease? You dont have to be old to have an aching back. Degenerative disc disease (DDD) can occur in people as young as 20, but it more typically affects older people. If you have chronic back or neck pain, you may have degenerative disc disease. This degenerative spinal condition is not really a disease its the normal wear and tear process of aging on your spine. As we age, our discs lose their elasticity, and shock absorbing qualities. When this happens, the discs change from a supple, flexible state that allows fluid movement, to a stiff and rigid state that restricts your movement. People with degenerative disc disease generally have ongoing back pain that can affect any part of the spine. The pain usually starts in the area where there is gradual deterioration of a disc.
Common symptoms include: More pain when sitting for a longtime, bending, lifting, or twisting. Less pain when walking or running. Less pain if you change positions frequently. Less pain when you lie down. Disabling pain. Leg weakness, pain, numbness, or tingling.
Back pain and other discomforts are common during pregnancy, and it may seem like nothing short of giving birth will make your aches and pains go away. However, chiropractic treatment during pregnancy can alleviate pain and discomfort and make you feel your best. Your Gestational Cycle A typical period of gestation can last anywhere from […]Read More (0)
The structures surrounding your hip and pelvic region are a complex system of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, joints and bones. They all interact together to transfer force loads between your upper and lower body, stabilize your spine, and support and protect your visceral and reproductive organs. As with any complex system, many moving parts means […]Read More (0)