ProActive Chiropractic provides expert chiropractic adjustments for pain from degenerative disc disease in San Francisco CA.
In Degenerative Disc Disease, the discs between the vertebrae (the bones that make up your spine) shrink and get thinner over time. The discs serve as a shock absorbers in our spines and spacers between the vertebrae holding plenty of space for the nerves to exit the spine without interference. The disc is subject to degeneration over time as a result of constant repetitive stress.
Degenerative changes can be accelerated by trauma, poor posture, and the stress of repetitive motions. Discs do not receive nutrients through a blood supply like the rest of our body. Instead, they receive nutrients through movement which pulls water and nutrients into the discs allowing them to stay healthy.
Although nothing can restore thickness of the discs, chiropractic care can improve the movement of your joints and muscles leading to less wear and tear on the discs.
After going through a thorough history and examination, our doctors decide if further imaging is necessary to evaluate the area of complaint.
In many cases, the symptoms of Degenerative Disk Disease can be reduced or eliminated with conservative care.