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?
McHenry DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 6th Decade
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.
WHAT TO DO
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!
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
about disc degeneration in the cervical spine resulting
in neck pain that Cox® Technic effectively
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.