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Chiropractic Care Sees Disc Disease in Young People

“You’re young! You don’t have to worry about back pain.” Not true! New research shows that young and old alike must deal with disc degeneration. Most of us will personally have to face disc degeneration’s pain at some point in our lives…or help a loved one dealing with its back pain or neck pain complications. Chiropractic Care is here for young and old alike when West Palm Beach disc degeneration interferes with your life.

DDD STARTS EARLIER THAN ONCE THOUGHT

It’s hard to believe, but it’s reported in the medical literature. Disc degeneration starts in the late teens!  A study of 18-20 year old healthy air force cadets uncovered that 77% had13 disc degeneration or disc herniation. (1) That’s new news! It has been written in other studies that disc degeneration starts at age 20. Now it’s shown to appear in 18 year olds! In this study MRIs were done on all cadets. They all reported no spine pain. The MRIs revealed that: 30% showed at least one disc was dehydrating, 13% disc narrowing, 49% disc bulging, 18% disc protruding, 8% disc extruding, 13% with spondylolisthesis, and less than 1% even had asymptomatic vertebral fractures. These results in young, seemingly healthy people are similar to what would be predictable in adults. (1) It’s never too early to start paying attention to the spine! Chiropractic Care pays attention to everyone’s spinal issues via spinal manipulation, nutrition and exercise.

WHY?

Researchers (and parents) wonder “why?” Why does lumbar spine disc degeneration or cervical spine disc degeneration start so young? It may be genetic. 80% of patients in a recent study had mutations in their collagen-encoding genes. Collagen is important to disc and joint health. Lumbar disc herniation patients showed two variants in their gene encoding for aggrecan, a protein that the end plate depends on for load-bearing. Such a mutation influences the nucleus pulposus, annulus fibrosus and end plates. (2) Of course, the whole reason about why a disc degenerates is not fully known yet. Chiropractic Care does have methods to contain and relieve the pain of a West Palm Beach degenerated disc.

INTERRUPTING DISC DEGENERATION, PROMOTING DISC REGENERATION

Researchers described disc degeneration as a complex connection of mechanical, biochemical, and structural changes at the cellular level, cells that are in an abnormal mechanical environment. Regeneration of such cells would demand very specific conditions and wouldn’t always be possible. However, traction of 2 to 6 weeks was found to be a responsive time for regeneration of a degenerated disc. The researchers suggest that this could interrupt the above described cascade of changes. (3) Chiropractic Care uses Cox® Technic to gently produce a positive environment for the healing of degenerated discs by enhancing the area of the spinal canal by 28%, increasing the height of the disc by 17%, and dropping intradiscal pressures to as low as -192mmHg in the low back and dropping pressures in the cervical spine by a mean pressure as much as 1265 mmHg. (4,5) Chiropractic Care bolsters the Cox® Technic system of spinal pain management by adding spinal nutrition (especially disc nutrition supplementation) and exercise to optimize the relief and clinical outcome for West Palm Beach back pain patients.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paxton Schofield  on The Back Doctors’ Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presented his care of arthritis and degeneration with Cox® Technic.

Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment at Chiropractic Care for your spine’s health. You may not be too young for back pain, and you are certainly not too young to look after your spine. A West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment plan of spinal manipulation, nutrition and exercise can benefit all ages of back pain and neck pain sufferers struggling with disc degeneration.

Chiropractic Care relieves back pain due to disc degeneration in younger people in their teens and 20s.  
 
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