At Health & Healing Chiropractic, we practice innovative chiropractic techniques to address conditions like degenerative disc disease. Degenerative disc disease can lead to severe back pain that can negatively impact a person's quality of life. Our Mississauga chiropractor will evaluate, diagnose, and provide a plan of action to help patients with this disease with care and compassion.
What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?
Discs in the spinal cord work to absorb shock and provide mobility by holding the vertebrae together. Without this kind of support, the spine would have trouble functioning. Degenerative disc disease occurs when the spinal discs deteriorate or become damaged. Symptoms of degenerative disc disease include pain in the back, neck, shoulders, legs, and hips. The symptoms can be at their worse when the person is moving, sitting, bending, or lifting items. In severe cases, pain traveling down the arm or leg can be caused by disc disease.
Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc degeneration usually happens as a result of aging and wear-and-tear on the discs caused by misalignments of the spine. Arthritis, infections, and tumors may cause degeneration. The disease may also be the result of injuries or lifestyle factors. Those with a genetic predisposition to joint pain or musculoskeletal disorders may be more likely to develop degenerative disc disease.
Diagnosis and Treatment
A qualified chiropractor can diagnose degenerative disc disease by performing a physical spinal exam, evaluating the patient's medical history, and asking about any pain and immobility you are experiencing. X-ray imaging may be used to confirm the diagnosis and locate the diseased disc(s). Once degenerative disc disease is diagnosed, our chiropractor will create a chiropractic care plan to address it.
Conventional treatment options may include anything from prescribed medication, steroid injections, or surgery. However, many of these treatment options are serious commitments and may be better off avoided if possible. Chiropractic care is an appealing option for degenerative disc disease treatment because it is natural and non-invasive. Rather than masking your pain with prescription medication or resorting to invasive surgery, our chiropractor will heal your pain and immobility at its source.
Over time, chiropractic adjustments will reduce your pain, restore your range of motion, correct spinal misalignments and enhance your body's natural ability to heal itself. Our chiropractor will assess your condition to determine the combination of techniques and therapies that will be most beneficial for you.
Contacting Our Mississauga Chiropractor for Back Pain Treatment
If you are looking for a chiropractor in Mississauga, contact Health & Healing Chiropractic today. We have years of experience helping patients recover from multiple conditions, including degenerative disc disease, through chiropractic care. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (905) 916-4325.