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Degenerative Disc Treatment

woman in gray shirt holding lower backDegenerative disc, often referred to as a disease, is the result of wear and tear of the discs, which act as cushions between the bones in your spine. Predominantly affecting the lower back and neck regions, repetitive activities can accelerate this condition such as standing, sitting, or lifting.

As the discs wear down over time due to abnormal joint stress or function, it is often likened to a car’s tires wearing out when the alignment is off. This wear and tear not only leads to loss of disc spacing, but also causes bone spurs around the edges of the vertebrae, a condition known as arthritis, leading to reduced range of motion and inflammation.

How Can Chiropractic Help?

Dr. Eriksen can assess the degree of disc degeneration and work toward improving mobility and function. We can use low-force techniques when needed to ensure greater comfort and effectiveness.

Chiropractic care can provide significant relief from pain associated with degenerative disc. It can also improve spinal motion, reduce inflammation, and improve joint mechanics. Regular chiropractic sessions can help maintain the improvements achieved and prevent further deterioration. While the degeneration cannot be reversed, chiropractic interventions can help manage the condition.

In severe cases where the degenerative process starts to encroach on the nerves, causing radiating symptoms to the arms or legs, chiropractic care serves as a conservative treatment option before considering surgery.

Patient Education & Lifestyle Changes

Chiropractic care is not just about treating the symptoms; Dr. Eriksen educates patients on self-care at home and lifestyle modifications to support their recovery process and promote overall well-being.

Book an Appointment

If you’ve been told you have disc degeneration, we want to help you get relief. Contact us today to book an appointment.


Degenerative Disc Treatment Elizabethtown, KY | (270) 735-9090