What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?

What Are the Symptoms of This Condition?

What Are the Causes of This Condition?

This condition is not so much as a disease as it’s a term for what happens to our spine as we get older. The spinal discs in our body are composed of a soft interior and a tough, elastic exterior. They are sandwiched between the vertebrae to serve as shock absorbers. As we grow old, we experience spine degeneration.

Dr. Goodman can provide valuable chiropractic treatment for when we start to experience pain or discomfort brought by disc degeneration. Whether it’s bulging discs, cervical degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease in the neck, her extensive knowledge in treating spinal and disc degenerations utilizes astounding chiropractic techniques.

You will experience severe pain in the first stages of degenerative disc disease. As time passes on, the pain will continue to increase, wherein it becomes extremely distracting.

The pain, which can either be permanent or chronic, will also prevent you from doing your daily activities; the longer you do something, such as sitting or standing, the worse the pain develops. The discomfort and pain may be muted at times and more intense in others. Muscle tension and spams may also occur with the pain.

We will perform in-office health exams to determine the mechanics of your body and how your spine naturally shifts. If necessary, an x-ray will be conducted. Once we’ve confirmed that you have this condition, Dr. Goodman will be able to proceed with a care and wellness plan that is exclusive to each patient – helping them to experience physical freedom and happiness once again.

Degenerative disc disease is the result of the breakdown of the spinal discs. While the significant contributing factor is age, it doesn’t always mean that younger people won’t experience this condition. Micro-motion instability, which refers to the damage to each vertebrae of the joint, muscle, and spinal nerve root.

The inflammation will affect the hips and legs, the arms and shoulders, or the bulging disc in the neck or back. Our patients have also reported experiencing muscle spasms, muscle tension, tenderness, and swelling in the affected areas. Dr. Goodman will conduct a thorough examination to confirm if you are in fact enduring degenerative disc disease.

Unfortunately, nothing, including your body, stays young and new forever. From aging and daily wear and tear, certain parts of our body start to break down or degenerate. When the breakdown happens in your lower back and neck areas, you may suffer from agonizing pain brought by degenerative disc disease.

If you need an effective degenerative disc disease treatment, you can turn to Heart of Texas Chiropractic clinic. We strongly encourage you to discover how chiropractic care can help with degenerative disc disease. We offer a natural and holistic approach to health and wellness using chiropractic adjustments.

Chiropractic Care for a Herniated Disc

The common causes of sciatica include degenerative disc disease, spondylolistheses – when a vertebra slips forward, lumbar spinal stenosis – the thinning of the spinal canal located in your lower back, and pregnancy.

The most helpful treatment for pregnancy sciatica is chiropractic care. Dr. Goodman specializes in treating and managing nerve pain that impacts joints and other areas. These chiropractic techniques can ease the pressure on the nerves. Expectant mothers will get the relief they seek from regular adjustments. Routine chiropractic care is an easy and effective way to relieve the symptoms of sciatica pain. Dr. Goodman will work with her patients to establish the treatment method that will work best for your situation. At Heart of Texas Chiropractic, our patients’ safety and comfort are our priority.

Safe and Long-Lasting Treatment
for DDD

See Dr. Goodman for a safe, long-lasting, and effective degenerative disc disease treatment. Our chiropractic techniques such as careful adjustments, spinal decompressions, and muscle and joint manipulations can help relieve your pain and nerve pressure. If you are suffering from back pain from a bulging or herniated disc, call our office today for excellent chiropractic care.

© 2024, Heart of Texas Chiropractic. All Rights Reserved.