Optimal Health
17651 1st Avenue South
Normandy Park, WA

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease affects millions of people per year and at Optimal Health Spine & Wellness in Burien, WA, we have a multitude of treatment options for those that are suffering from this condition. You want relief, and natural, nonsurgical, drug-free alternatives. Get the best of both worlds through chiropractic care.

Degenerative Disc Disease

What Exactly Is Degenerative Disc Disease?

The water and protein content in the cartilage in our bodies can change with age and time. This change can cause a gradual deterioration to the discs in our spines known as degenerative disc disease or DDD.

When this happens, the discs in the spine are not as able to absorb and cushion the shocks that our backs experience on a daily basis during everyday activities. There is no cure for DDD, but there are treatment options that can help manage your condition.

What Can Cause Degenerative Disk Disease?

Degenerative disc disease is a common condition as we age. Everyday wear and tear can cause the discs in our spine to develop small tears. These tears can cause the discs to slowly flatten as the gelatinous substance inside the discs seeps out which can lead to instability and hardening.

In addition, accidents and injuries that damage the spine can be a contributing factor as well.

Common Symptoms Of Degenerative Disc Disease

Some people with DDD will not experience any symptoms. When symptoms do occur they typically involve pain. Your pain symptoms might include:

  • A localized pain in the affected area.
  • Lower back, buttocks, or upper thigh pain.
  • Nagging or severe pain that can last from a few days to several months.
  • Pain that worsens with sitting or standing.
  • Pain that worsens with twisting, lifting, or bending.
  • Pain that can lessen or relieve with a change in position or when lying down.

Potential Complications

There are several potential complications that can arise from DDD. Your experience will vary due to the location of the damaged discs in your back. Some of the more common complications include:

  • Herniated Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Worsening Or Disabling Pain
  • Leg Weakness Or Pain
  • Leg Numbness And Tingling
  • Loss Of Bowel Or Bladder Control

Natural, Nonsurgical Pain Relief

Our clinic wants to help you live your life as pain-free as possible. So, we offer many natural, nonsurgical treatment options. Degenerative disc disease chiropractic care can help with the management of your symptoms. Our chiropractor will evaluate your individual experiences and create a customized, all-natural treatment plan for you.

Your personalized degenerative disc disease treatment plan may consist of a variety of elements tailored to your unique needs including chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, massage, lifestyle changes, and more.

Contact Our Office Today

If you are looking for a degenerative disc disease chiropractor and want to learn more about your options for natural, nonsurgical pain relief for the treatment of DDD call our office to set up an appointment today.  Our experienced staff is eager to work with you to find chiropractic pain relief that works for you.

Optimal Health Spine At Optimal Health Spine & Wellness, in the Normandy Park area, we have incorporated Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, and Naturopathy Services to bring you lasting wellness from the inside out.

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