As we age, our joints do tend to wear out and this can cause moderate to severe long-term pain. However, there are ways to reduce and sometimes eliminate that pain with quality chiropractic help. The first step is to diagnose the condition and determine which discs are most affected.
At Barnes Chiropractic in Elkhart, IN, our team is focused on delivering safe and effective treatment to our patients. If you believe you may have degenerative disc disease, we recommend visiting us for a diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan that can help you with recovery.
What is Degenerative Disc Disease?
In between each of the vertebrae is a structure made of cartilage that is filled with fluid. This serves as a cushion to keep the bones of the spine from contact. Over time, these cushions can lose their structural integrity, fall out of position, and sustain damage. Degenerative disc disease occurs over time due to the wear and tear of the spinal discs and causes pain and discomfort.
Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease
Lower back pain and leg pain are the most common symptoms of this condition. The pain is likely to come and go and can cause numbness in your arms or legs. Pain and numbness may radiate down the lower back and buttocks and will often be more severe when sitting, lifting, or bending.
To diagnose the condition, our chiropractor will start with a series of questions about your pain and when it first occurred. It is important to let us know when the discomfort arose, what activities cause the pain, and if is due to an accident.
Treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease
Our chiropractic will utilize a combination of effective techniques to treat your condition. These may include chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, and physical therapy. We will work closely with you to develop a plan that includes these treatments, therapies you can perform on your own at home, and lifestyle and nutrition advice. When methods are combined, they can provide you with the results that you desire and reduce recovery time.
Contact us for Treatment Today
If you believe you may degenerative disc disease or are experiencing symptoms, chiropractic care can help reduce your pain and improve your health. Contact Barnes Chiropractic in Elkhart, IN, today at (574) 295-9355to learn more about our treatment options and to schedule your initial consultation. We are dedicated to helping you live a pain-free life!