Chiropractic Partners, Serving Multiple NC Locations, Offers Treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease and Arthritis
A number of spinal problems can lead to back pain, hip pain and nerve impingement that affects daily function. Degenerative disc disease is a common cause of back pain and poor mobility. Arthritis, the wear and tear caused by aging, can also affect spinal structures. At Chiropractic Partners in North Carolina, we can offer a number of treatment options to relieve pain and improve movement.
What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?
The spinal column is composed of bones called “vertebrae" and discs with a gel-like consistency that act as shock absorbers to protect the bones. As people age, these discs can dry out and begin to bulge, crack or herniate, leading to low back pain, numbness or tingling in the legs or weakness in leg muscles.
Is Degenerative Disc Disease the Same As Arthritis of the Spine?
Although the two conditions can produce similar symptoms, they are different problems. Degenerative disc disease is often caused by aging, like osteoarthritis, but involves the deterioration of the discs that separate and cushion the vertebrae of the spine. Arthritis affects the bones and joints of the spine itself.
Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease
Wear and tear over time can cause deterioration of the spinal discs. Repetitive actions during work duties or sports activities can also cause degeneration of the discs. Strains from prolonged sitting and poor posture can also cause disc deterioration. Injury to the back during accidents can lead to disc degeneration. Smoking also has a negative effect on the discs.
Chiropractic Care Can Help Manage Degenerative Disc Problems
Chiropractic methods can help to relieve discomfort from damaged discs and re-align vertebrae in the spine, relieving pressure on muscles, tendons, and nerves. Corrective exercise can strengthen muscles for more effective movement and greater flexibility. Massage therapy helps to heal soft tissues and improve range of motion. Acupuncture relieves pain through the use of fine needles inserted at specific meridians in the body.
Make Chiropractic Partners Your Chiropractor for Degenerative Disc Disease and Arthritis
The chiropractors at Chiropractic Partners have extensive training in the specialized techniques that help our patients in Raleigh, Cary, Clayton, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Garner, and Wake Forest. We offer 10 convenient locations throughout the area, with a variety of techniques to treat many different physical problems. Call Chiropractic Partners at one of our 10 locations today for an appointment to learn more about the techniques that can provide relief from pain and better spinal function. You may also message our corporate manager for questions or to find out more about a specific location that suits your specific problem.