Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. If you’re grappling with the challenges of DDD, you’re not alone.

And luckily, chiropractic care can be a valuable ally in your journey toward relief and improved quality of life. So, what should you know? What exactly is DDD anyway? And how can chiropractic care help?

What Is Degenerative Disc Disease? 

Contrary to its name, DDD is not actually a disease but rather a natural part of the aging process. As we grow older, the discs that cushion the vertebrae in our spine gradually lose their elasticity, hydration, and ability to absorb shock. This can lead to a range of symptoms, including:

  • Chronic back pain: Persistent, dull, or sharp pain in the lower back or neck is a hallmark symptom of DDD. This pain may worsen with certain activities or movements and can significantly impact your daily life.
  • Stiffness and reduced mobility: DDD can cause stiffness and limited range of motion in the spine, making it difficult to bend, twist, or perform routine tasks comfortably.
  • Radiating pain: In some cases, DDD can compress nearby nerves, leading to radiating pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or legs. This can interfere with your ability to perform everyday activities and affect your overall quality of life.

While DDD is a common condition, it doesn’t have to dictate your life. Chiropractic care offers non-invasive, drug-free solutions to manage the symptoms of DDD and improve spinal health. So, let’s take a closer look at how chiropractic care can help.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help DDD?

As with any chiropractic treatment plan, it all starts with a proper assessment. Your Lithia chiropractor will test for spinal alignment, weaknesses, and more. In turn, this helps determine the next steps in your treatment plan that are suitable to you, your needs, and your goals.

From here, your treatment plan may include chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapy, lifestyle modifications, and more. In particular, chiropractic adjustments are the cornerstone of care for DDD. By gently realigning the vertebrae in the spine, chiropractors can alleviate pressure on the discs, reduce inflammation, and restore proper function to the affected area.

Meanwhile, soft tissue therapy techniques such as massage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy can help reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, and alleviate pain associated with DDD. Additionally, your chiropractor may provide guidance on ergonomic principles, posture correction, and lifestyle modifications to help manage DDD symptoms and prevent future flare-ups.

Book Your Appointment Today

The At Last Chiropractic team specializes in providing compassionate care and effective solutions for patients with Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). Our experienced team of chiropractors is committed to helping you find relief from pain and regain your mobility and quality of life. Don’t let DDD hold you back any longer. Schedule a consultation with us today and learn how you can manage DDD better!