Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office Sees Disc Disease in Young People

“You’re young! You do not 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 help a loved one dealing with its back pain or neck pain ramifications. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is here for young and old alike when Groton disc degeneration disrupts your quality of life.

DDD STARTS EARLIER THAN ONCE THOUGHT

It’s hard to believe, but it’s reported in the medical literature. Disc degeneration starts in the late teens!  A study of 18-20 year old healthy air force cadets revealed that 77% showed disc degeneration or disc herniation. (1) That is new news! It has been recorded in other studies that disc degeneration starts at age 20. Now it is shown 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’s 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 findings in young, seemingly healthy people are similar to what would be predictable in adults. (1) It is never too early to start paying attention to the spine! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 early? It may be genetic. 80% of patients in a new study had mutations in their collagen-encoding genes. Collagen is important to disc and joint health. Back pain sufferers with a lumbar disc herniation had 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) Of course, the whole reason about why a disc degenerates isn’t fully defined yet. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office does have methods to contain and relieve the pain of a Groton degenerated disc.

INTERRUPTING DISC DEGENERATION, PROMOTING DISC REGENERATION

Researchers described disc degeneration as a complex connection of mechanical, biochemical, and structural alterations at the cellular level, cells that exist in an abnormal mechanical environment. Regeneration of such cells would require very specific conditions and would not 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 suggest that this could interrupt the above explained cascade of changes. (3) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office uses Cox® Technic to gently create a positive environment for the healing of degenerated discs by enhancing 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) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office bolsters the Cox® Technic system of spinal pain management by adding spinal nutrition (especially disc nutrition supplementation) and exercise to boost the relief and clinical outcome for Groton back pain patients.

CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office

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

Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office for your spine’s health. You may not be as young as you think for back pain, and you are surely not too young to look after your spine. A Groton chiropractic treatment plan of spinal manipulation, nutrition and exercise can benefit all ages of back pain and neck pain sufferers due to disc degeneration.

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office relieves back pain due to disc degeneration in younger people in their teens and 20s.  
 
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