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Chiropractic Solutions Sees Disc Disease in Young People

“You’re young! You do not have to worry about back pain.” Not true! New research confirms young and old alike must deal with disc degeneration. Most of us will personally have to deal with disc degeneration’s pain at some point in our lives…or take care of a loved one dealing with its back pain or neck pain effects. Chiropractic Solutions is here for young and old alike when San Jose disc degeneration interferes with your life.

DDD STARTS EARLIER THAN ONCE THOUGHT

It’s hard to believe, but it is documented in the medical literature. Disc degeneration begins in the late teens!  A study of 18-20 year old healthy air force cadets discovered that 77% showed disc degeneration or disc herniation. (1) That’s a new discovery! It has been recorded in other studies that disc degeneration starts at age 20. Now it is shown to start in 18 year olds! In this project MRIs were taken of all cadets. They all reported no spine pain. The MRIs revealed that: 30% showed at least one disc was dehydrating, 13% disc narrowing, 49% disc bulging, 18% disc protruding, 8% disc extruding, 13% with spondylolisthesis, and less than 1% even showed asymptomatic vertebral fractures. These findings in young, seemingly healthy people are similar to what would be predictable in adults. (1) It’s never too early to start paying attention to the spine! Chiropractic Solutions takes care of spines at all ages via spinal manipulation, nutrition and exercise.

WHY?

Researchers (and parents) ask “why?” Why does lumbar spine disc degeneration or cervical spine disc degeneration begin so early? Genetics may play a role. 80% of patients in a recent study had mutations in their collagen-encoding genes. Collagen is important to disc and joint health. Back pain sufferers with a lumbar disc herniation had two variants in their gene encoding for aggrecan, a protein that the end plate depends on for load-bearing. Such a mutation affects the nucleus pulposus, annulus fibrosus and end plates. (2) Of course, the whole story of why a disc degenerates is not fully defined yet. Chiropractic Solutions does have methods to restrain and relieve the pain of a San Jose degenerated disc.

INTERRUPTING DISC DEGENERATION, PROMOTING DISC REGENERATION

Researchers described disc degeneration as a cascade of mechanical, biochemical, and structural alterations at the cellular level, cells that exist in an abnormal mechanical environment. Regeneration of such cells would require very specific conditions and wouldn’t always be possible. However, traction of 2 to 6 weeks was found to be a sensitive time for regeneration of a degenerated disc. The researchers suggest that this could interrupt the above described cascade of changes. (3) Chiropractic Solutions uses Cox® Technic to gently create a positive environment for the healing of degenerated discs by enhancing the area of the spinal canal by 28%, increasing the height of the disc by 17%, and dropping intradiscal pressures to as low as -192mmHg in the low back and dropping pressures in the cervical spine by a mean pressure as much as 1265 mmHg. (4,5) Chiropractic Solutions takes it one more step with the Cox® Technic system of spinal pain management by adding spinal nutrition (particularly disc nutrition supplementation) and exercise to optimize the relief and clinical outcome for San Jose back pain patients.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paxton Schofield  on The Back Doctors’ Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presented his care of arthritis and degeneration with Cox® Technic.

Schedule your San Jose chiropractic appointment at Chiropractic Solutions for your spine’s health. You may not be as young as you think for back pain, and you are surely not too young to look after your spine. A San Jose chiropractic treatment plan of spinal manipulation, nutrition and exercise can benefit all ages of back pain and neck pain sufferers struggling with disc degeneration.

Chiropractic Solutions manages back pain due to disc degeneration in younger people in their teens and 20s.  
 
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