We all age. Our bodies age. Our finger nails age. Our spinal
discs age. Now, that is something your
Oxford chiropractor can do something about though!
Spinal discs exhibit aging after they start
degenerating. Disc degeneration in a Oxford spine may first be revealed
once there’s some back pain. Sometimes, disc degeneration proceeds unnoticed
until years later. New research suggests
that disc degeneration for any of us in Oxford may start
as early as the teen years. Satterwhite Chiropractic is all about alleviating
any pain and preventing any degeneration possible with nutrition
and Oxford chiropractic care.
Oxford 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 severe degeneration. Researchers studied the MRI
images of 653 patients of all ages. Grade 3 degeneration is very common
in those in their 2nd to 5th decades of life. It’s declared “natural” to see disc degeneration start in the 2nd decade of life. (1) That signifies
that disc degeneration starts in the teen years of life!? Does
that shock any of our Oxford chiropractic patients? Satterwhite Chiropractic
is not shocked, necessarily, but Satterwhite Chiropractic is prepared
to treat the teen Oxford back pain sufferer. Do any Oxford teens live at home
with you? Do they ever mention experiencing back
pain or neck pain?
Oxford DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 6th Decade
Grade 4 was more usual in the sixth decade
of life. (1) Satterwhite Chiropractic sees many older
patients with chronic low back pain in which disc degeneration is
a contributing factor. Satterwhite Chiropractic understands
that older adults with back pain explain that it has changed
their life, interfered with their social and recreational
outlets, messed with their family relationships. (2) Back
pain upsets their plans for retirement, housing,
health, and independence. (3) It is unpleasant.
Satterwhite Chiropractic understands this, empathizes with our older
Oxford back pain sufferers, and uses Cox Technic to help whose
goal is a minimum of 50% relief in 30 days with many patients acquiring
that sooner than that and with a greater
percent of relief. Satterwhite 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 comes about the value of nutrition. Two influential
nutrients for discs are chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate. These two
sulfates nourish the disc and potentially prevent
degeneration and even stimulate regeneration of the disc’s
cartilage. Ask your Oxford chiropractor for more details.
Satterwhite Chiropractic favors preventive
care any time possible!
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Listen to this PODCAST
about disc degeneration in the cervical spine resulting
in neck pain that Cox® Technic effectively
Schedule a Oxford chiropractic appointment with
Satterwhite Chiropractic. We can talk about aging and its influence
on your spine. We can discuss the benefits of
Oxford chiropractic care if disc degeneration is an issue for you.