Degenerative disc disease (also referred to as arthritis of the spine) often occurs after one has endured an accident or an injury. The parts of the body affected are the discs, muscles, and joints that keep the spine in place, leading to a breakdown of the spine itself. It then locks in place, further stressing the muscles, discs, and joints. The longer it is allowed to continue without care, the worse the damage becomes.
It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when this type of impairment has occurred, but we can make a pretty good estimation by looking at the amount of damage that has been done to the spine. This is not a rare thing to those of us who practice upper cervical chiropractic care. We see patients with similar degeneration all the time. Some can relate it to an auto accident they were in recently or even as much as 15 years ago. The question becomes: Can this condition be reversed or is it something one needs to learn to live with?
Finding Relief for Degenerative Disc Disease in Dublin, California
At Vital Life Wellness, we try to help patients see a reversal of degenerative disc disease. In the very least, we can help it not to progress any further. Often the problem lies in the neck area and can involve a tiny misalignment of only ¼ of a millimeter that exerts pressure on the brainstem and causes it not to function at its optimum
Once we use a gentle method to correct the misalignment, the body can begin working properly again. The stress on the spine is relieved, leading to a decrease in the problems associated with degenerative disc disease and delaying any further progression. Many patients find that these gentle neck adjustments provide whole body benefits in regards to health and wellbeing.
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If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at https://www.vlifewellness.com/