Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of low back and neck pain. Simply put, it is the weakening of one or more of the discs that serve as a cushion between the vertebrae. This condition can develop over time as a part of the aging process, improper self-care, or as a result of injury.
From either wear and tear or injury, small tears compromise the disc wall causing dysfunction and pain. Scar tissue develops as a part of the healing process, but remains as a weakened area of the disc wall. This weakening promotes instability of the spine, and repeated instances, if not treated, can lead to debility and/or disability.
Depending upon the severity and advancement of the disc degeneration, it can be treated with instrument-based chiropractic or Atlas Orthogonal. We offer the non-surgical alternative of spinal disc decompression as well as laser and infrared light therapy.
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