A blog from Schubbe Resch Chiropractic and Physical Therapy.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Lumbar Disc Degeneration

Lumbar disc degeneration is exceptionally common. It affects up to 16% of 20-year olds with an age-related progression involving 80% of patients over age 40, and 98% of those over 70.

There are many factors at play when it comes to lumbar disc degeneration and each person is unique. Genetics play a large role in the progression of disc degeneration as well as activity level, nutrition, biomechanical stressors and posture. Proper joint motion throughout the spine is essential for maintaining disc health and mitigating disc degeneration. So what can you do today to help yourself move better, feel better and help mitigate lumbar disc degeneration?

First and foremost get adjusted!
·         Proper joint motion throughout the spine is essential for nutrient diffusion and mitigating age-related degenerative changes
Eat right!
·         Providing the discs with the proper building blocks necessary to maintain height and fluid is very important (Examples: Increasing Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin C and glucosamine sulfate)
Get up and Move!
·         If you work at a desk or are sedentary most of your day, positional changes every hour along with light stretching can help increase blood flow and provide the motion necessary for nutrient diffuse into your discs.

Dr. Will would love to help you reach all your health goals as well as maintain and perform at your highest ability. Weather that means helping you achieve performance goals as an athlete or just having the ability to bend all the way over to get your socks on in the morning!