“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
DDD STARTS EARLIER THAN ONCE THOUGHT
It’s hard to believe, but it is documented
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
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.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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