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November 04, 2014

Darn your disc!

Not darn your disc in a ridiculing type of way way, but in a curing and correcting and rebuilding way!

Moriarty Chiropractic is all about healing the spinal disc. For those Nashua back pain and neck pain victims, the disc is a pain. If you have back pain, you know exactly what we're talking about. The intervertebral disc is the cartilage material between the vertebral bones of your spine. The disc is the shock absorber, the intermediary to prevent your bones from scraping on each other. The healthy disc keeps us tall. The unhealthy, degenerated disc shrinks us. Moriarty Chiropractic offers a Nashua non-surgical treatment plan which encompasses nutritional supplementation to reduce back pain due to unhealthy discs.

image of facet joints and disc in a spine

Chiropractic care at Moriarty Chiropractic is a hands-on care of the spine. We use chiropractic Cox Technic to reduce spinal pressures and widen the space in the spinal canal to reduce pain. While adjusting the spine, chiropractic may also improve circulation of the triple joint complex: the disc and the two vertebral bones around it. While this is happening, Moriarty Chiropractic wants to maximize the benefit of improved circulation to get nutrients into the disc that it needs to be healthy. One of those nutrients is glycosaminoglycan. Let’s discuss this.

Glycosaminoglycan is a component of aggrecan, a major component of the disc’s make-up. Loss of aggrecan impairs the disc function and leads to disc degeneration. Granted disc degeneration due to aggregan loss is a long process, for some as long as decades. But Moriarty Chiropractic grabs onto the possibility that the degenerative process may be stopped or slowed at least by restoring the aggrecan, via feeding the disc with nutrients that it needs via supplementation. (1) Further, researchers report that glucosamine lessens the decrease of aggrecan and even prevents the death of nucleus pulposus (the center part of the disc) cells. (2)

So the poor disc has a big job. It holds the bones apart despite being compressed by the two bones. That’s its job. It has to withstand a large compressive load all day long. So don’t “darn” your disc when it hurts. Feed it. Rest it. Darn it with supplementation. Get it the Nashua chiropractic care it needs. Contact Moriarty Chiropractic today.