98% of Us Have Disc Degeneration in the Neck in our 20’s

Can you believe the incidence of cervical disc degeneration in us humans? It’s reportedly 98%!

98%? Yes, 98% of us 20-somethings in Severna Park may well show disc degeneration in our cervical spine discs. (1) That’s a huge percentage to comprehend in such young people, but researchers find this to be true. Back And Neck Care Center offers Severna Park chiropractic care to manage cervical spine disc degeneration in its earliest and later stages.

image of disc thinning in a spine

And why would Back And Neck Care Center clarify “earliest” and “later” stages? Disc degenerationearliest stage - leads to disc herniationlater stage. While disc degeneration may hurt or not, a disc herniation that contacts a spinal nerve or chemically irritates the spinal nerve hurts! Back And Neck Care Center offers a comprehensive treatment plan that is non-surgical for neck pain and any neck-related arm pain to our Severna Park neck pain patients no matter what stage they experience, all based on a thorough clinical examination.

In this recent study, healthy, painfree subjects – 1211 of them! - in their 20s to 70s were studied using MRI. Mild disc degeneration was very common: 98% in males and females in their 20s. Notedly, the older the subject, the more severe the degeneration was. The most common levels of disc degeneration were C5-6 and C6-7 regardless of gender. (1) (That makes sense as the most motion in the cervical spine is at these levels. Back And Neck Care Center treats these levels in the neck all the time!)  

So see your Severna Park chiropractic physician for prevention, examination, diagnosis, and relieving care of your neck pain today, especially if you are one of the 98%! Do you know? Contact Back And Neck Care Center to find out.

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