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Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression the Right Choice for Neck Pain Treatment?

Written By O'Keefe Chiropractic Center on March 27, 2020

Non Surgical Neck Pain Treatment in Medford New JerseySome people – and possibly even some doctors – would have you believe that neck or back pain is a normal part of aging. 

Neck pain isn’t “normal” at any age. If you’re suffering from pain, it’s important to seek comprehensive neck pain treatment from a qualified chiropractic or healthcare practitioner. 

Suffering from Age-Related Neck Pain? You May Need Disc Pain Treatment

Studies estimate that about 90% of people over the age of 50 suffer from a condition known as degenerative disc disease (DDD).

DDD can occur in any part of your spine, but the symptoms are usually most noticeable in your lower back and neck, where the damage triggers nerve pain. 

Sadly, as we age, our delicate cartilage and collagen starts to deteriorate, and our body can’t reproduce it fast enough to replace what we lose from normal wear and tear. As these soft tissues break down, our discs lose their vital flexibility, hydration, and cushioning. 

That’s what’s known as disc degeneration. In your neck, you’ll notice symptoms like stiffness and pain. 

The pain is often worse when you rotate or twist your neck, and it may come and go.

Comprehensive Neck Pain Treatment in Marlton and Medford

Your doctor will conduct a comprehensive exam and x-rays to determine the extent of disc damage in your neck. Depending on your x-rays, an MRI may also be in order. 

In many cases, your doctor may recommend DTS Spinal Decompression for disc pain treatment. You’ll lie on a special table that gently stretches and relaxes your spine to relieve years of built-up pressure between your spine’s vertebrae. 

Non-surgical spinal decompression allows vital nutrients, blood, and oxygen to enter the discs, which encourages natural healing. 

In some cases, chiropractic care may not be the best solution for your pain, if so your doctor will refer you for additional evaluation. 

Don’t accept neck pain as a normal part of aging! Schedule an appointment at O’Keefe Chiropractic Center today by calling 609-654-4299.

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