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Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. Sees Disc Disease in Young People

“You’re young! You don’t have to worry about back pain.” Not true! New research confirms young and old alike must contend with disc degeneration. Most of us will personally have to deal with disc degeneration’s pain at some point in our lives…or help a loved one coping with its back pain or neck pain effects. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is here for young and old alike when Auburn disc degeneration disrupts your quality of life.

DDD STARTS EARLIER THAN ONCE THOUGHT

It’s hard to believe, but it is reported in the medical literature. Disc degeneration starts in the late teens!  A study of 18-20 year old healthy air force cadets revealed that 77% had13 disc degeneration or disc herniation. (1) That’s a new revelation! It’s been documented elsewhere that disc degeneration starts at age 20. Now it’s shown to rear its head in 18 year olds! In this study MRIs were taken of all cadets. None of the cadets reported spine pain. On MRI, 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 had asymptomatic vertebral fractures. These findings in young, seemingly healthy people are similar to what would be predictable in adults. (1) It is never too early to take care of the spine! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 start so early? It may be genetic. 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 influences the nucleus pulposus, annulus fibrosus and end plates. (2) Certainly, the whole reason about why a disc degenerates isn’t fully defined yet. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. does have methods to restrain and relieve the pain of a Auburn degenerated disc.

INTERRUPTING DISC DEGENERATION, PROMOTING DISC REGENERATION

Researchers described disc degeneration as a complex connection of mechanical, biochemical, and structural changes at the cellular level, cells that exist in an abnormal mechanical environment. Regeneration of such cells would demand very specific conditions and wouldn’t always be possible. However, traction of 2 to 6 weeks was found to be a responsive time for regeneration of a degenerated disc. The researchers propose that this could interrupt the above described cascade of changes. (3) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. uses Cox® Technic to gently produce 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) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. takes it one more step with the Cox® Technic system of spinal pain management by adding spinal nutrition (especially disc nutrition supplementation) and exercise to optimize the relief and clinical outcome for Auburn 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 discussed his care of arthritis and degeneration with Cox® Technic.

Schedule your Auburn chiropractic appointment at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 take care of your spine. A Auburn chiropractic treatment plan of spinal manipulation, nutrition and exercise can benefit all ages of back pain and neck pain sufferers struggling with disc degeneration.

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. relieves back pain due to disc degeneration in younger people in their teens and 20s.  
 
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