Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease / Radiculopathy Case Study
“My lower back hurts the pain seems to come and go. Is this serious?” At Frye Chiropractic we see and treat an enormous number of people in the Antelope Valley with Degenerative Disc Disease. One of the reasons there is so much degenerative disc disease in the Lancaster, Palmdale and the entire Antelope Valley area is due to lack of spinal joint motion.
Spinal joint motion is essential for the health and nutrition of the discs as joint motion causes the exchange of nutrients, fluids, and waste. Normal motion helps reduce pain, spasms, and function. When the spinal vertebra does not move normally, discs and joints tend to start a degenerative process. Motion also reduces the formation of scar tissue, which can lead to stiffness and degeneration. Degenerative disc disease can cause pain and functional problems in the neck, mid back and low back.
If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms it could be indicative of Degenerative Disc Disease:
“Not actually a disease, degenerative disc disease refers to a condition in which pain is caused from a damaged disc. A wide range of symptoms and severity is associated with this condition”. (Source: http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Health-Conditions/Degenerative-Disc-Disease.aspxe)
Untreated Degenerative Disc Disease (gradual deterioration of the disc between the vertebrae) can lead to herniated discs and spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal) and osteoarthritis. (Source: http://www.medicinenet.com/degenerative_disc/page2.htm) As a result, Degenerative Disc Disease needs to be treated!
Chiropractic offers a highly successful, preventative and non-invasive solution to the many issues connected with Degenerative Disc Disease. Regular chiropractic care takes pressure off sensitive neurological tissue, increases range of motion, restores blood flow, reduces muscle tension, and creates a series of chemical reactions in the body (such as endorphin release) that act as natural painkillers.
Frye Chiropractic has a special protocol with patients who suffer from Degerative Disc Disease. Our Non-Surgical Disc Treatment Center has helped hundreds of people not only from Lancaster and Palmdale, but from as far away as San Diego, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona.
Call Frye Chiropractic today at (661) 280-2388 to schedule an appointment for your spinal evaluation. We will give you a thorough examination and take X-Rays in the office. We then review your results and outline a treatment plan specifically designed for your needs.
After First Treatment Pain Gone
Thank you AV Spinal Center, all of you have been great."