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Degenerative Disk Disease Treatment in Loveland

Degenerative disk disease is a condition where the cushions between vertebrae wear unevenly or faster than intended. These disks can be affected by traumatic injuries or repetitive trauma, leading to improper motion and accelerated wear.

What Are Some Symptoms?

If you experience any of the following you may have degenerative disk disease:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Numbness and tingling:
  • Muscle weakness

Herniated vs. Degenerative Disk

While herniated and degenerative disks can coexist, they are distinct issues. Herniated disks, diagnosed through MRI, involve the disk protruding, often due to acute trauma. On the other hand, degenerative disks result from long-term wear, leading to thinning.

Acute vs. Chronic Conditions

Herniated disks are often caused by traumatic instances, or bending or twisting, while degenerative disks are chronic, built up over time due to inadequate spinal care. Proper chiropractic care addresses both conditions by ensuring spine health.

The Role of Chiropractic and Cervical Traction

Just like aligning car tires prolongs their life, proper spinal alignment is crucial. Misalignments in the spine contribute to degenerative disk issues, causing unnecessary wear and tear. Disks protect nerves that exit the spine, making spine health essential.
Dr. Dawson’s chiropractic care effectively addresses disk issues, preventing wear and improving overall quality of life.

Cervical traction, using a wall-mounted device, enhances spinal curvature and promotes disk rehydration. Scientifically proven, this process facilitates imbibition, allowing essential nutrition to reach the disks and optimize their function.

Combining cervical traction with chiropractic adjustments maximizes the benefits, ensuring proper alignment and nutrient flow for improved well-being.

How Long Does It Take to Experience Improvement?

Significant improvement is often experienced within a few weeks of chiropractic treatment for those with degenerative disk pain. While 80% symptom relief is common in three weeks, long-term changes, evident on X-rays, may take three to four months.

Book an Appointment

If you’re experiencing back pain or suspect degenerative disk issues, don’t delay seeking care. Contact Dawson Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment!

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Degenerative Disk Disease Treatment Loveland, Berthoud and Windsor CO | (970) 663-2200