Degenerative Disc Disease

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Degenerative Disc Disease

As we age we tend to feel more aches and pains, especially upon waking in the mornings. While some aches and pains may be due to injuries we have sustained over the course of our lives, some are simply due to the passing of time combined with normal wear and tear on our bodies.

As we get older the intervertebral discs in our spine can lose some of their original cushioning and flexibility. This can result in spinal disc degeneration. This is one of the leading causes of back pain as we get older, and one that we see often in our Fort Myers, Florida office.

Disc degeneration can be felt by the practitioner and confirmed by use of X-ray and or MRI. Our patients tell us that they experience relief with chiropractic adjustments. This has been confirmed by the prestigious Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in a new study. Chiropractic can indeed help in not only cases where the patient has a normal healthy young spine but also in cases of mild to advanced disc degeneration.

For the foundation of this study conducted in Spain 40 men were looked at who had been formerly diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. 50% of those men were treated with spinal manipulation (Chiropractic). The other half took unknowingly a placebo treatment.

The Results Showed that for the patients who received chiropractic adjustments that they reported less pain, showed an increase in spinal mobility, had increased hip flexion, and even a measurable increase in their height as they were now standing straighter. Another recent study showed that middle age to senior patients were able to be more active after receiving chiropractic adjustments regularly for 6 months.

Remaining active helps to keep your spine flexible. This is vitally important as we get up in years. Chiropractic can help you do just that.

If you want to age gracefully and stay active, healthy, and pain-free, give chiropractic a try. We’re conveniently located in Fort Myers, Florida and we’d be happy to answer your questions about how we can help you. Give our office a call today at 239-332-2555 for more information or visit us online at

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