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Spinal Decompression and Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

Posted Jun 02 2009 4:32pm

San Francisco Spinal Decompression Doctor Comments:

MD News Photos 010   Nonsurgical spinal decompression is not just for herniated or bulging discs. At least not at Executive Express Chiropractic in downtown San Francisco. We have had just as much success treating degenerative disc disease (DDD) as we have herniated discs...in both the lumbar and cervical spine.

How does spinal decompression help a degenerated disc?

Well...lets talk about why spinal discs degenerate in the first place. In order for a spinal disc to remain healthy it needs to be able to receive nutrients from the blood stream and pass off waste products. This is similar to the way a pond or lake stays healthy...nutrients flowing in...waste products flowing out.

When things are working the way they are supposed to the spinal disc...pond, stream, whatever...a certain acid-base balance that is pro-life is maintained. Interfere with this process with an injury to the spine or the disc...and acid builds up, which eats away at the disc...slowly. 

In addition, when we suffer injuries to the disc we usually lose proper spinal alignment, which creates abnormal pressure on the disc, which can also cause degeneration.

Nonsurgical spinal decompression  can help with both of these problems by re-positioning the discs, elongating the spine which can help it move into a more normal position...and pumping on the disc...like a respirator on a lung to help it to do what it would if it could.

By helping the disc do what it would if it could, it actually helps it to be able to do it on it' s own...and in the process the discs heal.

Kind of a long winded explanation...but in my opinion that' s what' s happening.

But even if it' s not..who cares?...it' s doing something that nothing else seems to be able to do...and that' s what matters most.

If you have degenerative disc disease and feel like you have nowhere to turn... spinal decompression may be the answer you have been searching for.

If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for nonsurgical spinal decompression at Executive Express Chiropractic...please call 415-392-2225 or request an appointment online.

                                           Because You Just Can' t Afford To Be In Pain!

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