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McHenry Chiropractic Care of McHenry Degenerated Discs Starts with Understanding and Nutritional Protection

We all age. Our bodies age. Our finger nails age. Our spinal discs age. Now, that’s something your McHenry chiropractor can do something about though! Spinal discs show aging once they start degenerating. Disc degeneration in a McHenry spine may first be revealed once there is some back pain. For some, disc degeneration goes disregarded until years later. New research points out that disc degeneration for any of us in McHenry may begin as early as the teen years. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is all for relieving any pain and preventing any degeneration possible with nutrition and McHenry chiropractic care.

McHenry DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 2nd to 5th Decades of Life

In spine radiology, the Pfirrmann classification differentiates levels of disc degeneration. Grade 1 is less degeneration. Grade 5 is really bad degeneration. Researchers examined the MRI images of 653 patients of all ages. Grade 3 degeneration is most usual in those in their 2nd to 5th decades of life. It is declared “natural” to find that disc degeneration starts in the 2nd decade of life. (1) That means that disc degeneration starts in the teen years of life!? Does that shock any of our McHenry chiropractic patients? OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is not shocked, necessarily, but OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is ready to treat the teen McHenry back pain sufferer. Do any McHenry teens live at home with you? Do they ever mention having back pain or neck pain?


Grade 4 was more usual in the 6th decade of life. (1) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic sees many older patients with chronic low back pain in which disc degeneration plays a role. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows that older adults with back pain explain that it has altered their life, restricted their social and recreational outlets, complicated their family relationships. (2) Back pain disrupts their plans for retirement, housing, health, and independence. (3) It’s tough. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows this, empathizes with our older McHenry back pain sufferers, and offers Cox Technic to help whose goal is at least 50% relief in 30 days with many patients getting 50% more quickly than that and with a higher percent of relief. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic celebrates with our patients as they get back some independence and back pain relief.


Feed your discs early and often. Disc degeneration starts in the 2nd decade of life! More and more news evolves about the value of nutrition. Two positive nutrients for discs are chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate. These two sulfates feed the disc and potentially prevent degeneration and even stimulate regeneration of the disc’s cartilage. Ask your McHenry chiropractor for more details. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic backs preventative care whenever possible!

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Listen to this PODCAST about disc degeneration in the cervical spine resulting in neck pain that Cox® Technic effectively helps alleviate.

Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. We can talk about aging and its influence on your spine. We can discuss the benefits of McHenry chiropractic care if disc degeneration is a concern for you. 

Help McHenry degenerated discs the with nutritional care (chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate). 
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