Degenerative Disc Disease

Market Place Chiropractic in Lake Stevens is the chiropractic care provider to contact when you have back pain and need pain management. Dr. Walsh and his experienced team and staff offer compassionate, understanding, and transformative chiropractic care targeting the whole person.


Understanding Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease is a complex form of wear and tear on the spinal discs that comes with aging. More of a condition than a disease; when the discs become worn and damaged, they place pressure or cause injury to the vertebrae, resulting in pain. This condition can be severe and disabling if not treated and monitored. Besides treatment, pain management may also help alleviate spinal pain and radiating pain. Understanding the causes of Degenerative Disc Disease is essential for adapting to changes in a more healing lifestyle.

Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease

The following are a few causes of Degenerative Disc Disease:

  • Dehydration of the spinal disc
  • Sports and physical activities
  • Aging
  • Spinal disc injuries
  • Diseases like arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Genetics

Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

The symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease may manifest as early as age 35 but are most common by the age of 60. It does not always cause physical issues or pain, but it can be severe when it does. Depending on what stage of degeneration the spinal discs might be in or the state of other contributing factors, the symptoms can go from unnoticeable to excruciating and disabling. Your chiropractor can help you determine the causes and symptoms of your back pain and create a pain management treatment plan with you.

Symptoms you should know include:

  • Sharp or chronic back and neck pain
  • Numbness or tingling in arms, legs, or extremities
  • Radiating pain in the lower back or buttocks
  • Worsening pain with bending, lifting, twisting, or sitting
  • Neuropathy
  • Muscle weakness
  • Bowel or bladder issues
  • Debilitating pain

The intensity of Degenerative Disc Disease pain may range from the following:

  • Dull ache
  • Burning and tingling
  • Numbness
  • Sharp, shocking pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Debilitating pain
  • Paralysis

Degenerative Disc Disease Treatments

Degenerative Disc Disease can lead to intense back pain that requires highly skilled pain management and innovative chiropractic treatments. Avoid the progression of degeneration and the risks of worsening symptoms by contacting your chiropractor at Market Place Chiropractic today.

Some of the services we offer include:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Corrective Exercises
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy

Relief for Degenerative Disc Pain is Here

At Market Place Chiropractic in Lake Stevens, Dr. Walsh provides the ultimate chiropractic care and pain management for all chiropractic conditions, including Degenerative Disc Disease. We want to help eliminate your pain and guide you toward whole-person wellness. Are you looking for a chiropractor near you? To schedule your visit, use our online appointment request form or call our helpful staff today at (425) 335-0300.

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