The disc is the most sensitive part of the spine. It’s no
wonder then that there’s so much disc-related back pain and neck pain and spine-related
pain in us humans! Auburn back pain and neck pain sufferers have no
fear as Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. understands the intervertebral disc, its sensitivity, its
internal pressure, its resulting pain…and the pain relief possible with
Auburn chiropractic care at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C..
The intervertebral disc is made up of three parts: the
nucleus pulposus (innermost part of the disc), the annulus fibrosus (the outer
layers of the disc) and the cartilage endplates (the top and bottom of the
disc). Its sensitivity is linked to its internal disc pressure, its nerve
innervation and its managing of the stresses of daily life like bending,
lifting and twisting. The health or unhealthiness of a disc is determined by many factors. Aging is one factor that leads to cell death – a truly unhealthy
state - and degeneration of the disc as a whole. (1) With aging come
degenerative changes to the spine, some more dramatic than others. Such changes
have been seen as early as the second decade of life. That’s the teen years! In
this time, researchers note a reduction in blood supply to the disc through the
endplates leading to disc degeneration. This degeneration results in decreased
disc height which stresses the ligaments surrounding the discs, too. (2) Lack
of nutrition is another factor that leads to cell death. (1) Cell death is
certainly a disruption to the state of the internal disc! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is
here to share more on nutrition of the disc to keep such internal disruption to
Such internal disc disruption is responsible for
approximately 40% of low back pain cases. Intradiscal pressure changes play a
role in this disruption. As well, loading of the spinal elements affects disc
pressures and stresses the inner annulus fibrosus, the layers holding
the disc’s nucleus pulposus where it should be. Repetitive combined loading
damages the inner annulus fibrosus, too. (3) So you’ll hear Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
remind you to avoid repetitive combination movements like bending, lifting, and
twisting in your Auburn daily life!
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers pain relief and control for painful
sensitive discs due to aging, repetitive motion damage, internal disc pressure,
nutritional deficiency, and more. Auburn back pain patients turn to
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. for the gentle chiropractic care offered in the form of Cox
Technic and other non-surgical pain relieving approaches.
Contact Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. for your sensitive disc and its pain
relief. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is the Auburn chiropractic center for back
pain relief and control.