Eugene Chiropractic Care of Eugene Degenerated Discs Starts with Understanding and Nutritional Protection

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 of Life

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.


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!

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Listen to this PODCAST about disc degeneration in the cervical spine causing neck pain that Cox® Technic effectively helps relieve.

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. 

Help Eugene degenerated discs the with nutritional care (chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate). 
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