We all age. Our bodies age. Our finger nails age. Our spinal discs age. Now, that is something your Nashua chiropractor can help with though! Spinal discs show aging after they start degenerating. Disc degeneration in a Nashua spine may first be found once there is some back pain. Sometimes, disc degeneration progresses unnoticed until years afterward. New research points out that disc degeneration for any of us in Nashua may start as early as the teen years. Moriarty Chiropractic is all about easing any pain and preventing any degeneration possible with nutrition and Nashua chiropractic care.
Nashua 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 common in those in their 2nd to 5th decades of life. It is declared “natural” to find that disc degeneration starts in the 2nd decade of life. (1) That indicates that disc degeneration starts in the teen years of life!? Does that shock any of our Nashua chiropractic patients? Moriarty Chiropractic isn’t shocked, necessarily, but Moriarty Chiropractic is prepared to treat the teen Nashua back pain sufferer. Do you have any Nashua teens at home with you? Do they ever talk about having back pain or neck pain?
Nashua DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 6th Decade of Life
Grade 4 was more usual in the sixth decade of life. (1) Moriarty Chiropractic sees many older patients with chronic low back pain in which disc degeneration is part of the problem. Moriarty Chiropractic understands that older adults with back pain explain that it has changed their life, interfered with their social and recreational outlets, messed with their family relationships. (2) Back pain disrupts their plans for retirement, housing, health, and independence. (3) It is unpleasant. Moriarty Chiropractic knows this, empathizes with our older Nashua back pain sufferers, and offers Cox Technic to help whose goal is a minimum of 50% relief in 30 days with many patients getting 50% sooner than that and with a greater percent of relief. Moriarty Chiropractic rejoices with our patients as they get back some independence and back pain relief.
WHAT TO DO
Feed your discs early and often. Disc degeneration starts in the 2nd decade of life! More and more news comes about the value of nutrition. Two influential nutrients for discs are chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate. These two sulfates feed the disc and potentially avert degeneration and even promote regeneration of the disc’s cartilage. Ask your Nashua chiropractor for more details. Moriarty Chiropractic supports preemptive care any time possible!
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Listen to this PODCAST about disc degeneration in the cervical spine initiating neck pain that Cox® Technic effectively helps alleviate.
Schedule a Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic. We can talk about aging and its effect on your spine. We can chat about the benefits of Nashua chiropractic care if disc degeneration is a concern for you.