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Disc degeneration is becoming more and more prominent in our society due to poor postural habits, poor sleeping habits, and minor trauma from sports, car accidents, etc. It seems like everywhere you turn you see somebody that has disc problems in their back. This article will describe a method of healthcare (CBP) that has been proven to successfully treat disc degeneration, including bulging and herniated discs without surgery or drugs.
The spinal discs are round, soft pieces of tissue that are located between the vertebrae in the spine. Their primary functions:
Many mainstream MDs would say that disk degeneration happens to everybody as a natural consequence of aging. This could not be further from the truth and can be compared to telling somebody that tooth decay is a natural process of aging — and we all know that tooth decay can be prevented and even reversed. This is also true about the different aspects of the spine; however, we will delve into that later. The true cause of disc degeneration is vertebral subluxation. A subluxation is a less than complete dislocation of a joint. Most of the time, people don’t notice when they have a subluxation, especially when the joint is between two vertebrae. This is where degeneration will begin to occur in the disc tissue.
Degenerated discs in the spine can lead to all sorts of problems in your body (see list below). Your range of motion in your back can be impaired which can affect your daily activities. Bone spurs can begin to develop on the vertebrae which lead to an even more impaired range of motion. And, finally, in stage four of degeneration the vertebrae fuse together. Although a loss of mobility is terrible, the worst aspect of disc degeneration is the effect it has on the nervous system.
When a disc loses mass, the opening where the nerve comes out decreases in size. This can cause the vertebra to pinch and hinder the performance of the nerve. You can also see how the degenerated disc in the diagram is bulging into the nerve – this is called a bulging disc. When a nerve is pinched for long enough, it begins to degenerate which can cause and/or contribute to a wide variety of health problems including:
In this video, Dr. Terry explains how you can help improve degenerated disc tissue in the spine.
If you live in the Boulder/Denver area in Colorado, give us a call at (303) 440-0500 to see if you are qualified for corrective care. If you live somewhere else, you can find a doctor that practices CBP by clicking Here. It is important to make sure that the doctor you decide to accept care with does lumbar and thoracic traction as many CBP doctors only practice cervical traction.
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I reached a breaking point earlier last year when I experienced a migraine for about three months. Since I have been coming to see Dr. Terry I have been migraine free for four months. Not one migraine – it’s magic.
After one month of coming in for tractions and adjustments my headaches went away– and now after several months of traction with the spine, the curvature in my neck is back in a normal range.
My experience with chiropractors spans over a decade and the experience with Dr. Terry has been amazing. He is irreplaceable. He knows exactly how to fix my back.
I am already seeing more clearly– I was having incredible challenges with my vision, with my digestion with my brain function and my energy levels…