Degenerative Disc Therapy in Garden City, MI
Degenerative disc disease is a condition where the natural breakdown of your spinal discs causes pain. Everyone will experience a slow process of breakdown as they age, but for those suffering from degenerative disc disease, there is pain associated with this process.
What Causes Degenerative Discs?
When we’re born, our spinal discs are made up of mostly water and tissue. Over several years, the discs can dry out, getting thinner and less able to absorb shock from our everyday movements. The average person won’t notice a significant difference as their spinal discs lose water.
Likewise, as we live out our everyday lives, the spinal cord can take a beating. We might experience small cracks or damages to our spinal discs that we’re not even aware of. These small damages go unfelt by most people.
However, those with degenerative disc disease will feel pain as these natural occurrences in their spinal discs take place.
Chiropractic care is a proven method of treatment for the symptoms of many conditions. This treatment includes degenerative disc therapy.
Nerve endings throughout our bodies act as pathways so that messages from our nervous system can reach the brain. When these nerve endings become blocked by misalignment, messages can’t get through properly. With chiropractic care, the body can become re-aligned, or adjusted, to unblock the pathways. This realignment allows messages from the nervous system to reach the brain and can help the body use its own mechanisms to process pain issues properly.
What Other Therapies Are Available?
Along with chiropractic care, there are a few other helpful options. These include physical therapy to strengthen the back and deep tissue massage. These, in conjunction with chiropractic care, can relieve pain.
Let Chiropractic Care Work For You
At Michigan Chiropractic Specialists in Garden City, Michigan, we can create a treatment plan for you. Our physicians are dedicated to helping our patients achieve optimal health. Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care by calling and making an appointment today.