Can you believe the incidence of cervical disc degeneration
in us humans? It’s reportedly 98%!
98%? Yes, 98% of us 20-somethings in McHenry may
well show disc degeneration in our cervical spine discs. (1) That’s a huge
percentage to comprehend in such young people, but researchers find this to be the
case. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers McHenry chiropractic care to
manage cervical spine disc degeneration in its earliest and later stages.
And why would OrthoIllinois Chiropractic clarify “earliest” and “later”
stages? Disc degeneration – earliest stage - leads to disc herniation – later stage.
While disc degeneration may hurt or not, a disc herniation that contacts a spinal
nerve or chemically irritates the spinal nerve hurts! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers a comprehensive
treatment plan that is non-surgical for neck pain and any neck-related arm pain to our
McHenry neck pain patients no matter what stage they experience, all
based on a thorough clinical examination.
In this recent study, healthy, painfree subjects – 1211 of
them! - in their 20s to 70s were studied using MRI. Mild disc degeneration was
very common: 98% in males and females in their 20s. Notedly, the older the
subject, the more severe the degeneration was. The most common levels of disc
degeneration were C5-6 and C6-7 regardless of gender. (1) (That makes sense as
the most motion in the cervical spine is at these levels. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
treats these levels in the neck all the time!)
So see your McHenry chiropractic physician for
prevention, examination, diagnosis, and relieving care of your neck pain today,
especially if you are one of the 98%! Do you know? Contact OrthoIllinois Chiropractic to
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