Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is a well-known cause of back pain, and you may be unknowingly suffering from this condition. It becomes more prevalent with age and does not resolve on its own. The discs between your vertebrae deflate, exerting increased pressure on your vertebrae. As a result, you may experience persistent back pain and leg pain. At Optimal Health Chiropractic and Massage Clinic in Edmonds, our chiropractors can provide relief from degenerative disc disease and guide you in managing the condition.


What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative disc disease is a chronic condition characterized by the deterioration of the discs in your spine. The natural wear and tear associated with aging contribute to the loss of fluid and decompression of the discs. Consequently, the space between your vertebrae diminishes, leading to pressure on the nerve roots exiting the spinal column and causing pain.

Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

While back pain may or may not be present with degenerative disc disease, the condition primarily affects the nerves rather than the muscles. Leg pain is a common symptom since the pressure on the sciatic nerve increases where it exits the lumbar spine. This condition can affect various areas of the spine, from the base of the skull to the tailbone. Common symptoms include shooting pain, numbness, or tingling in the affected area, as well as in the arms, buttocks, or legs.

How a Chiropractor Can Help

Chiropractic treatment plays a crucial role in addressing degenerative disc disease by restoring the space between the vertebrae. Our chiropractors utilize different techniques and approaches tailored to your condition, helping you regain pain-free mobility. Seeking chiropractic care for degenerative disc disease may also reduce the need for surgical intervention and the lengthy recovery associated with spinal surgery.

The treatment provided for your condition is personalized and aimed at achieving the best possible outcome. The chiropractor evaluates your specific condition to determine the most suitable course of treatment and discusses the approach with you to ensure a comprehensive understanding.

Contact Optimal Health Chiropractic and Massage Clinic in Edmonds, WA

Reach out to Optimal Health Chiropractic and Massage Clinic to schedule an appointment with our chiropractors. We are dedicated to helping you gain relief from your back and leg pain. During your treatment plan and in the foreseeable future, we will guide you on managing your condition and maintaining a pain-free lifestyle. Call our team today at (425) 361-1839 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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