Disc degeneration is the thinning of the intervertebral disc, the pad of cartilage sitting between the bones of your spine.
As disc degeneration progresses, its thinning results in a narrowed spinal canal space, possible facet joint irritation, and bone spur development on the bony vertebrae that can be painful. Surprisingly, some people who have degenerative disc disease have no pain or symptoms, however those with pain can get help from their Chiropractor with gentle, chiropractic Cox Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression.
Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of low back pain and neck pain, and also one of the most misunderstood.
Simply put, degenerative disc disease describes the symptoms of pain and possibly radiating weakness or numbness stemming from a degenerated disc in the spine. While the definition sounds simple, many patients diagnosed with degenerative disc disease are left wondering exactly what this diagnosis means for them.
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