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Degenerative Disc Disease

Discover a Pain-free Life with Natural Chiropractic

GIrl mom grandmother outsideBack pain is a common issue that many people deal with every single day. This type of problem can slow us down, reduce our life quality, and make us miss a lot of time off of work. While back pain typically happens after an injury, it can also occur when the discs of the spine naturally wear and tear, known as degenerative disc disease. At Spinalcare Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Ronnie Chan has the techniques to help you reduce the issues you’re experiencing caused by degenerative disc disease.

What Is It?

The spine has discs that are made of a strong outer layer and a gel-like inner core that acts as shock absorbers. They enable us to be flexible, maintain stability, and carry most of the weight of the body. One of the most unfortunate problems that come with age is that the discs in the spine can degenerate naturally. When this happens, it causes the discs to thin out, lose their shock-absorbing functions, restrict movement, and trigger back pain. This is what is known as degenerative disc disease.

Even though age is the main cause of this condition, the wear and tear process can be sped up if you are obese, do demanding physical work, suffer an injury to the back, or smoke tobacco.

A common symptom is back pain. This type of pain can increase when bending or twisting your spine or lifting items. Episodes of back pain can be occasional or continuous. In some cases, the pain can radiate down to the legs. Numbness, tingling, and weakness in the legs are known to occur as well.

How Dr. Ronnie Chan Can Help You Manage Degenerative Disc Disease

If you believe you have this condition, it is important to see our chiropractor in Richmond Hill as soon as possible. Degenerative disc disease can attribute to other spinal conditions like scoliosis, osteoarthritis, and spinal stenosis if it is left alone untreated.

One of the best ways to manage this condition is with chiropractic treatments. The goals of these sessions are to help improve your mobility, reduce your back pain, decrease inflammation and muscle tension, and make daily activities more bearable to perform.

Some methods that our chiropractor may implement to help you reach these goals are spinal adjustments (using activator methods), hot & cold therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, lifestyle modifications, and strengthening exercises.

Start Your Pain Management Plan Today

At Spinalcare Chiropractic Clinic, we have the methods to make your pain manageable and help you thrive. To begin your custom care plan today, book an appointment with our chiropractor by reaching out to us on our website or by calling us at (905) 707-8328. We are here to help you get through this condition.
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