As of Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Should you suffer a loss to the proper nutrients necessary to develop and maintain your disc’s health you could be suffering from a condition known as ‘progressive disc degeneration.’
The discs in your cervical spine, between the vertebrae, and in your lower back serve as a cushion or shock absorber and add about 25 percent of the length of the spine. Degeneration of these discs result in a decrease in the height of spine and a person’s overall height.
Healthy and hydrated discs assist the spinal column by reducing the strain placed on the vertebrae by the weight of the body. Small blood vessels supply only the outer aspect of the disc. Disc nutrition occurs mostly by diffusion from fluids around the discs. The mechanism that brings about this process is dependent on spinal flexibility and movement. When there is a loss of motion the degenerative process intensifies. Injury can be caused by large or small traumas to the spine. The normal wear and tear of daily life leads to the degenerative process.
With spinal disc degeneration come pain, stiffness, and decreased physical function.
Chiropractors are doctors who specialize in the treatment of neck and back injuries.
Chiropractic physicians use nutrients to nourish, repair, and support the intervertebral disc. Nutrients which support disc health include: Vitamin C, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Glucosamine and Chondroitin, and others.
Call Dr. Loren C Miller, Chiropractic Physician, if you want to find out more about nutrition and health.
505 W Main St, Grangeville, ID, 208-820-4148, www.QLHC.com