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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Sees Disc Disease in Young People

“You’re young! You don’t have to worry about back pain.” Not true! New research confirms young and old alike must deal with disc degeneration. Most of us will personally have to face disc degeneration’s pain at some point in our lives…or take care of a loved one coping with its back pain or neck pain ramifications. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is here for young and old alike when Colorado Springs disc degeneration interferes with your life.

DDD STARTS EARLIER THAN ONCE THOUGHT

It’s hard to believe, but it is documented in the medical literature. Disc degeneration begins in the late teens!  A study of 18-20 year old healthy air force cadets uncovered that 77% had13 disc degeneration or disc herniation. (1) That is a new discovery! It’s been recorded in other studies that disc degeneration starts at age 20. Now it is found to appear in 18 year olds! In this study MRIs were done on all cadets. None of the cadets reported spine pain. On MRI, 30% showed at least one disc’s dehydrating, 13% disc narrowing, 49% disc bulging, 18% disc protruding, 8% disc extruding, 13% with spondylolisthesis, and less than 1% even showed asymptomatic vertebral fractures. These results in young, seemingly healthy people are similar to what would be expected in adults. (1) It’s never too early to take care of the spine! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR pays attention to everyone’s spinal issues via spinal manipulation, nutrition and exercise.

WHY?

Researchers (and parents) ask “why?” Why does lumbar spine disc degeneration or cervical spine disc degeneration start so early? It may be genetic. 80% of patients in a recent study had mutations in their collagen-encoding genes. Collagen is vital to disc and joint health. Lumbar disc herniation patients showed two variants in their gene encoding for aggrecan, a protein that the end plate depends on for load-bearing. Such a mutation affects the nucleus pulposus, annulus fibrosus and end plates. (2) Certainly, the whole story of why a disc degenerates isn’t fully defined yet. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR does have methods to restrain and relieve the pain of a Colorado Springs degenerated disc.

INTERRUPTING DISC DEGENERATION, PROMOTING DISC REGENERATION

Researchers described disc degeneration as a complex connection of mechanical, biochemical, and structural alterations at the cellular level, cells that exist in an abnormal mechanical environment. Regeneration of such cells would demand very specific conditions and would not always be possible. However, traction of 2 to 6 weeks was found to be a sensitive time for regeneration of a degenerated disc. The researchers propose that this could interrupt the above explained cascade of changes. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR uses Cox® Technic to gently produce a positive environment for the healing of degenerated discs by enhancing the area of the spinal canal by 28%, increasing the height of the disc by 17%, and dropping intradiscal pressures to as low as -192mmHg in the low back and dropping pressures in the cervical spine by a mean pressure as much as 1265 mmHg. (4,5) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR bolsters the Cox® Technic system of spinal pain management by adding spinal nutrition (particularly disc nutrition supplementation) and exercise to optimize the relief and clinical outcome for Colorado Springs back pain patients.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paxton Schofield  on The Back Doctors’ Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who discussed his care of arthritis and degeneration with Cox® Technic.

Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR for your spine’s health. You may not be too young for back pain, and you are undoubtedly not too young to take care of your spine. A Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment plan of spinal manipulation, nutrition and exercise can be good for all ages of back pain and neck pain sufferers due to disc degeneration.

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR manages back pain due to disc degeneration in younger people in their teens and 20s.  
 
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