Back And Neck Care Center Sees Disc Disease in Young People

“You’re young! You don’t have to worry about back pain.” Not true! New research shows that young and old alike must contend 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 dealing with its back pain or neck pain effects. Back And Neck Care Center is here for young and old alike when Severna Park disc degeneration disrupts your quality of life.

DDD STARTS EARLIER THAN ONCE THOUGHT

It is hard to believe, but it’s reported 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’s new news! It has been written in other studies that disc degeneration starts at age 20. Now it is found to appear in 18 year olds! In this study MRIs were taken of all cadets. They all reported no spine pain. The MRIs revealed that: 30% showed at least one disc was dehydrating, 13% disc narrowing, 49% disc bulging, 18% disc protruding, 8% disc extruding, 13% with spondylolisthesis, and less than 1% even showed asymptomatic vertebral fractures. These results 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! Back And Neck Care Center takes care of spines at all ages via spinal manipulation, nutrition and exercise.

WHY?

Researchers (and parents) wonder “why?” Why does lumbar spine disc degeneration or cervical spine disc degeneration begin so young? Genetics may play a role. 80% of patients in a new study had mutations in their collagen-encoding genes. Collagen is important to disc and joint health. Lumbar disc herniation patients had two variants in their gene encoding for aggrecan, a protein that the end plate depends on for load-bearing. Such a mutation affects the nucleus pulposus, annulus fibrosus and end plates. (2) Certainly, the whole reason about why a disc degenerates is not fully defined yet. Back And Neck Care Center does have methods to contain and relieve the pain of a Severna Park degenerated disc.

INTERRUPTING DISC DEGENERATION, PROMOTING DISC REGENERATION

Researchers described 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 demand very specific conditions and wouldn’t always be possible. However, traction of 2 to 6 weeks was found to be a sensitive time for regeneration of a degenerated disc. The researchers propose that this could interrupt the above explained cascade of changes. (3) Back And Neck Care Center 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 decreasing 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) Back And Neck Care Center takes it one more step with the Cox® Technic system of spinal pain management by adding spinal nutrition (particularly disc nutrition supplementation) and exercise to optimize the relief and clinical outcome for Severna Park back pain patients.

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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 Severna Park chiropractic appointment at Back And Neck Care Center for your spine’s health. You may not be too young for back pain, and you are surely not too young to take care of your spine. A Severna Park chiropractic treatment plan of spinal manipulation, nutrition and exercise can benefit all ages of back pain and neck pain sufferers due to disc degeneration.

Back And Neck Care Center relieves back pain due to disc degeneration in younger people in their teens and 20s.  
 
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