Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) has a cause...just like any other degenerative disease. However, there are still a lot of doctors out there that consider disc degeneration a normal part of the aging process. Sure, there are lots of people with DDD, and it is common...but we don' t need to re-define what should be considered normal...because there are ways to slow it down.
I have been practicing chiropractic in downtown San Francisco for almost 17 years. During this time I have seen thousand and thousands of spinal x-rays and MRI films. Yes, DDD is common...but it' s a lot less common...and less severe in patients with healthy lifestyles and proper spinal alignment.
Yes spinal alignment (and posture) matter. When the spine is in alignment, the spinal discs wear in a more normal fashion....just like the tires wear normally when the front end of your car is in alignment.
The spine is composed of 24 movable segments called vertebrae. When a vertebrae moves out of position we call it a Subluxation...which is what chiropractors treat. Regular chiropractic care can help preserve the spinal discs and reduce the odds of disc disease and spinal degeneration.
The other cause if degenerative disc disease (DDD), just like any other degenerative disease is poor lifestyle habits...things like poor diet, smoking and alcohol, lack of exercise, mental stress, not enough sleep, bad mattresses, and on and on.
The spine and spinal discs are made up of living tissue just like the rest of the body...these cells reflect the quality of their context. If the context is not healthy, neither are the cells.
At Executive Express Chiropractic we incorporate plant based nutrition and lifestyle recommendations into our disc regeneration protocols with spinal decompression and chiropractic. As far as nutrition goes, www.drmcdougall.com is the best resource I know of.
And when it comes to chiropractic care and herniated disc treatment in the San Francisco Financial District...we are the industry leader. Come find out for yourself why thousands of patients have trusted their spinal health with us.
For a complimentary consultation to find out if you are a candidate for care at Executive Express Chiropractic...please call 415-392-2225. We are located at the SF Embarcadero Center.