Degenerative Disc Disease: Symptoms and Treatments
Updated: Sep 9
Throughout your life, your spine is in near-constant motion. It’s only natural that it’s worn out when you reach your later years. This is referred to as Degenerative Disc Disease, and it’s commonly treated at Natural Care Chiropractic in Lindenhurst, IL. The spinal discs that act as your shock absorbers start disintegrating. The results are bulging and herniated discs, osteoarthritis, and spinal stenosis. Drs. Mark Freund and Nicole Gopaul will work with you to relieve your painful symptoms.
Your symptoms are highly dependent upon you. Everyone experiences degenerative disc disease differently. Severity plays an important role. The irritated discs house the pain. The nerves compress due to the disintegration and the pain starts to spread to other areas, including the arms and legs. You’ll notice tingling and numbing sensations.
The biggest risk factor for developing degenerative disc disease is age. This is because continual use leads to its development. Other factors worsen degenerative disc disease, including smoking, injury, repeated physical work, and obesity.
Treatment is highly customizable, just talk to your Lindenhurst chiropractors about your needs. The recommended treatment is using hot and cold packs on the affected area. You should also take any over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication as needed. If a herniated or bulging disc occurs, your chiropractor offers additional treatments.
Natural Care Chiropractic is located in Lindenhurst, IL. To schedule an appointment with Drs. Mark Freund and Nicole Gopaul, visit our request an appointment page or call 847-265-0600.