We all age. Our bodies age. Our finger nails age. Our spinal
discs age. Now, that’s something your
Eugene chiropractor can help with though!
Spinal discs exhibit aging after they start
degenerating. Disc degeneration in a Eugene spine may first be exposed
once there’s some back pain. Sometimes, disc degeneration progresses unnoticed
until years afterward. New research suggests
that disc degeneration for any of us in Eugene may start
as early as the teen years. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is all for alleviating
any pain and preventing any degeneration possible with nutrition
and Eugene chiropractic care.
Eugene 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 analyzed the MRI
images of 653 patients of all ages. Grade 3 degeneration is very usual
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 Eugene chiropractic patients? Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
is not shocked, necessarily, but Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is prepared
to treat the teen Eugene back pain sufferer. Do any Eugene teens live at home
with you? Do they ever mention experiencing back
pain or neck pain?
Eugene DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 6th Decade
Grade 4 was more common in the 6th decade
of life. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic treats many older
patients with chronic low back pain in which disc degeneration plays a role. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic understands
that older adults with back pain feel it has altered
their life, interfered with their social and recreational
outlets, messed with their family relationships. (2) Back
pain disturbs their plans for retirement, housing,
health, and independence. (3) It’s difficult.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows this, empathizes with our older
Eugene back pain sufferers, and offers Cox Technic to help whose
goal is a minimum of 50% relief in 30 days with many patients attaining
that sooner than that and with a greater
percent of relief. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic rejoices with our patients
as they reclaim some independence and back pain relief.
WHAT TO DO
Feed your discs early and often. Disc degeneration
begins in the 2nd decade of life! More and more news comes about the value of nutrition. Two positive
nutrients for discs are chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate. These two
sulfates nourish the disc and potentially avert
degeneration and even stimulate regeneration of the disc’s
cartilage. Ask your Eugene chiropractor for more details.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic backs preventative
care any time possible!
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
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Schedule a Eugene chiropractic appointment with
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. We can chat about aging and its influence
on your spine. We can discuss the benefits of
Eugene chiropractic care if disc degeneration is a
concern for you.
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