Advanced Chiropractic in Klamath Falls specializes in treating patients with Degenerative Disc Disease. The spine is made to be flexible for bending and twisting. Between the bones of the spine are spinal discs to support and cushion the bones. These discs are like shock absorbers to make movement smooth and easy. Unfortunately, discs can become dislodged or injured, creating discomfort or pain. In addition, as we age, the discs can also begin to shrink and dry out. As there is little blood flow to the back area, a disc does not recover well from injury or other damaging conditions.
Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease
Although Degenerative Disc Disease is not actually a disease, it is referred to as such due to the nature of the problem. It is progressive and a natural part of aging. It is typically a common issue that presents in those 60 years of age and older. While far from the worst disease or disorder, degenerative disc disease can have an effect on your quality of life. Symptoms include:
- Pain associated with the neck and/or back which may radiate to the buttocks or thighs
- A dull ache
- Pain, numbness, or tingling in the arms, hands, legs, feet
- Worsening pain with long periods of sitting, standing, or walking
- Additional pain during lifting, twisting, and bending
- Intermittent episodes of extreme pain
Ways to Treat Degenerative Disc Disease
Exercise is one of the best long-term treatments. However, if you are in pain, exercising is the last thing you can or want to do. At Advanced Chiropractic, our chiropractor, Dr. James Yewchuk, specializes in treating patients who are suffering from painful degenerative disc disease. We believe in treating the entire body, not just the symptoms you are having at the moment. This holistic approach gives us a “big picture” of how to get you feeling better and how to keep you that way. Our team will work together with gentle chiropractic manipulations, massage techniques, physical therapy, and non-surgical spinal decompression to heal and relieve your pain.
Advanced Chiropractic is the best choice for a family chiropractor in Klamath Falls. Dr. Yewchuk and our team of caring, compassionate professionals will work diligently to bring hope to your painful situation. Call us today to schedule an appointment and get started on a pathway to a pain-free life: (541) 273-5433.