Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Sees Disc Disease in Young People

“You’re young! You don’t have to worry about back pain.” Not true! New research confirms young and old alike must deal with disc degeneration. Most of us will personally have to face disc degeneration’s pain at some point in our lives…or take care of a loved one coping with its back pain or neck pain complications. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is here for young and old alike when Manchester disc degeneration disrupts your quality of life.

DDD STARTS EARLIER THAN ONCE THOUGHT

It is hard to believe, but it is documented in the medical literature. Disc degeneration begins in the late teens!  A study of 18-20 year old healthy air force cadets discovered that 77% had13 disc degeneration or disc herniation. (1) That is a new revelation! It’s been recorded in other studies that disc degeneration begins at age 20. Now it is found to rear its head in 18 year olds! In this project MRIs were done on all cadets. They all reported no spine pain. On MRI, 30% showed at least one disc’s dehydrating, 13% disc narrowing, 49% disc bulging, 18% disc protruding, 8% disc extruding, 13% with spondylolisthesis, and less than 1% even had asymptomatic vertebral fractures. These findings in young, seemingly healthy people are similar to what would be expected in adults. (1) It is never too early to take care of the spine! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries takes care of spines at all ages via spinal manipulation, nutrition and exercise.

WHY?

Researchers (and parents) ask “why?” Why does lumbar spine disc degeneration or cervical spine disc degeneration start so young? It may be genetic. 80% of patients in a new study had mutations in their collagen-encoding genes. Collagen is vital to disc and joint health. Back pain sufferers with a lumbar disc herniation showed two variants in their gene encoding for aggrecan, a protein that the end plate depends on for load-bearing. Such a mutation influences the nucleus pulposus, annulus fibrosus and end plates. (2) Certainly, the whole reason about why a disc degenerates is not fully known yet. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries does have methods to contain and relieve the pain of a Manchester degenerated disc.

INTERRUPTING DISC DEGENERATION, PROMOTING DISC REGENERATION

Researchers explained disc degeneration as a cascade of mechanical, biochemical, and structural changes at the cellular level, cells that are in an abnormal mechanical environment. Regeneration of such cells would require very specific conditions and wouldn’t always be possible. However, traction of 2 to 6 weeks was found to be a responsive time for regeneration of a degenerated disc. The researchers propose that this could interrupt the above explained cascade of changes. (3) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries uses Cox® Technic to gently produce a positive environment for the healing of degenerated discs by increasing the area of the spinal canal by 28%, increasing the height of the disc by 17%, and dropping intradiscal pressures to as low as -192mmHg in the low back and dropping pressures in the cervical spine by a mean pressure as much as 1265 mmHg. (4,5) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries enhances the Cox® Technic system of spinal pain management by adding spinal nutrition (particularly disc nutrition supplementation) and exercise to boost the relief and clinical outcome for Manchester back pain patients.

CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paxton Schofield  on The Back Doctors’ Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presented his care of arthritis and degeneration with Cox® Technic.

Schedule your Manchester chiropractic appointment at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries for your spine’s health. You may not be as young as you think for back pain, and you are undoubtedly not too young to take care of your spine. A Manchester chiropractic treatment plan of spinal manipulation, nutrition and exercise can be good for all ages of back pain and neck pain sufferers due to disc degeneration.

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries relieves back pain due to disc degeneration in younger people in their teens and 20s.  
 
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