Disc Degeneration

Disc Degeneration Treatment

Do you suffer from pain and limited mobility? It may be due to disc degeneration, a condition that impacts many people at all stages of life. The condition may cause weakness in your legs or numbness and tingling in your arms. Though the pain can worsen over time, chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression may be treatment options for you. When you meet with our chiropractor in Granite City at Regenerative Health and Chiropractic, LTD, we can provide a customized treatment plan for disc degeneration.


What Is Disc Degeneration?

Disc degeneration is a condition that typically occurs as a person ages. The spinal discs, which work as a type of shock absorber between the bones within the spine, become damaged. They can become herniated, which means that the disc can touch the spinal column or allow the bones of the spinal column to rub together, creating pain.

This condition is caused by the discs drying out in many situations. These discs, which are mostly composed of water, will lose their absorbance over time, and with increased activities and sports, tears and damage can occur over time. Most people suffer some disc degeneration over time, but not everyone will have pain.

Disc Degeneration Symptoms

If you have any symptoms of disc degeneration, we encourage you to seek medical care from our chiropractor. Symptoms include:

  • Pain that worsens when sitting down
  • Pain that intensifies when you twist, bend, or lift
  • Pain that feels better when you are moving and walking
  • Pain that improves when changing positions
  • Numbness and tingling in your extremities
  • Weakness that develops in your legs

How We Treat Disc Degeneration

When you come in to see your chiropractor, we will provide you with a treatment plan to address the underlying cause of your condition. Often, there are several treatment options available. For some, this starts with physical therapy, which can improve the way you move and walk, reducing the pain and strengthening the muscles in the area. Other times, chiropractic adjustments are critical. They help to take some of the pressure off these discs. This is also what spinal decompression therapy can do. It works to alleviate the pain you have by reducing the intense discomfort present.

Contact Our Chiropractor in Granite City, IL

To get help for disc degeneration, including physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, and spinal decompression therapy near you, call Regenerative Health and Chiropractic, LTD. Our chiropractor in Granite City will work closely with you to diagnose the pain and discomfort you have and then offer a treatment option to improve your health and outcome. Call our team today at (618) 931-2050 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.