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Why Choose Drug-Free Low Back Pain Treatment for Disc Degeneration?

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

Low Back Pain Treatment in Medford New JerseyDon’t let the name fool you – degenerative disc disease isn’t technically a disease.

However, it is extremely common, affecting up to 90% of both men and women over the age of 50. 

While disc degeneration doesn’t typically lead to a full-blown disability, that doesn’t mean it’s not painful and doesn’t deserve disc pain treatment.

Here’s how chiropractic offers an all-natural low back pain treatment.

What is Disc Degeneration?

Unfortunately, disc degeneration is a normal part of aging. 

Years of poor posture and physical labor eventually catch up with you. Not to mention, as you age, your soft tissues like collagen and cartilage slowly deteriorate. As a result, your joints lose flexibility and cushioning they previously enjoyed.

Degenerative disc disease can happen in any part of your spine, including your neck. Symptoms of disc degeneration include

  • Back pain that gets worse while sitting
  • Pain gets worse with bending, twisting, or lifting
  • Severe back pain that vanishes for fixed periods of time
  • Numbness or pins and needles in arms or legs
  • Muscle weakness – especially in your feet

Why Choose Chiropractic for Low Back Pain Treatment in Medford or Marlton?

Your doctors at O’Keefe Chiropractic Center will first conduct a thorough physical exam, x-rays, and possibly an MRI to determine the extent of your spinal disc damage. 

If your doctor determines you are, in fact, suffering from DDD, he may recommend DTS Spinal Decompression. DTS decompression gently stretches and relaxes your spine. By relieving built-up pressure between your vertebrae, oxygen, water, and nutrients can enter the discs and encourage natural healing.

If your doctor determines chiropractic care isn’t the best course of action for your pain, the doctor will refer for additional evaluation.

Disc degeneration is normal with age, but severe pain is NOT. Schedule an appointment at O’Keefe Chiropractic Center today to discuss your symptoms by calling 609-654-4299.

Posted In: Chiropractic Low Back Pain Treatment Spinal Decompression