• We treat Degenerative Disc Disease for patients in Collinsville, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Granite City, Maryville & the entire Metro-East Area

  • Have you been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease? Are you looking for answers on how to relieve your pain? It’s time you talked to a qualified chiropractor that can provide the services needed to relieve some of that pain. In the space below, you’ll find answers to your questions about this ailment including what it is, what its symptoms are, what causes it and how we can go about treating it. We understand the debilitating nature of this disease, and we’re here to offer a common-sense solution for relief and managing that pain. Please contact our staff to schedule an appointment if you need help!

  • What is degenerative disc disease?

    Degenerative Disc Disease is something that happens to our spines as we grow older. As we age, the discs between our vertebrae will degenerate, which can cause wide-spread pain and a number of painful conditions. The discs of your spinal cord are made of a tough exterior, and they sit in between the vertebrae to provide protection and shock absorption.

  • Degenerative Disc Symptoms

    Many times, people are misdiagnosed when they really have degenerative disc disease. This is due to the fact that the symptoms can range widely depending on the person. You may have chronic widespread pain, or you may not notice symptoms at all until major damage has been done. The following are examples of symptoms that you may feel:

    • Pain around the affected discs
    • Neck or back pain
    • Pain in arms, buttocks, and legs
    • Numbness or tingling sensations
  • Your symptoms may range from mild to severe. Call our staff if you notice any of these symptoms.

  • Degenerative Disc Causes

    There’s actually not much that you can do to prevent this disease. Degenerative disc disease is just the natural breakdown of the discs in your vertebrae. However, those whose discs are breaking down at a faster rate may need to seek chiropractic care to deal with the pain and other associated symptoms.

  • Degenerative Disc Treatments

    Disc problems can be the cause of a slew of other problems, in addition to causing widespread pain, themselves. Conditions that may arise include bulging discs, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, arthritis and more. Treatment options include the following:

    • Physical Therapy
    • Therapeutic Exercises
    • Spinal Adjustments