Spinal degeneration, also knows as degenerative disc disease is the wearing away of the disc in the spine causing pain and sometimes numbness and tingling in the extremities. Chiropractors can detect spinal degeneration through exams and X-rays and treat it with adjustments and exercises.
What is spinal degeneration, and is degenerative disc disease another name for it?
Dr. Scott Gardner: Spinal degeneration is a wearing away. The disc between the bones begins to wear away, bringing the bones closer and closer together. This can become very painful. Degenerative disc disease is another name for spinal degeneration.
What causes spinal degeneration?
Dr. Scott Gardner: The causes of spinal degeneration can be from overuse of that joint, trauma to the area that goes untreated, or a lack of maintenance of the spine from an early age.
What are some symptoms of spinal degeneration?
Dr. Scott Gardner: Some of the symptoms of spinal degeneration are pain, loss of normal range of motion. A person can even experience numbness in the hands or feet and a change in posture.
How is spinal degeneration detected?
Dr. Scott Gardner: We detect spinal degeneration through a thorough chiropractic examination that include a posture evaluation, orthopedic tests, and X-rays.
Is it possible to treat spinal degeneration naturally to improve the condition?
Dr. Scott Gardner: Yes. We have great success with taking care of spinal degeneration. We put together a step-by-step process, depending on the severity of the degeneration. We put together a program consisting of chiropractic adjustments, stretching, strengthening exercises, and post X-rays so that we can measure and compare in black and white how the individual is progressing.
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