West Des Moines Chiropractic Care of West Des Moines Degenerated Discs Starts with Understanding and Nutritional Protection

We all age. Our bodies age. Our finger nails age. Our spinal discs age. Now, there’s something your West Des Moines chiropractor can do something about though! Spinal discs show aging after they start degenerating. Disc degeneration in a West Des Moines spine may first be exposed when there is some back pain. Sometimes, disc degeneration goes ignored until years later. New research reveals that disc degeneration for any of us in West Des Moines may begin as early as the teen years. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is all about easing any pain and averting any degeneration possible with nutrition and West Des Moines chiropractic care.

West Des Moines DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 2nd to 5th Decades of Life

In spine radiology, the Pfirrmann classification differentiates levels of disc degeneration. Grade 1 is less degeneration. Grade 5 is severe degeneration. Researchers examined the MRI images of 653 patients of all ages. Grade 3 degeneration is most common in those in their 2nd to 5th decades of life. It is stated to be “natural” to find that disc degeneration starts in the 2nd decade of life. (1) That signifies that disc degeneration starts in the teen years of life!? Does that shock any of our West Des Moines chiropractic patients? Executive Chiropractic of Iowa isn’t shocked, necessarily, but Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is prepared to help the teen West Des Moines back pain sufferer. Do you have any West Des Moines teens at home with you? Do they ever talk about having back pain or neck pain?

West Des Moines DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 6th Decade of Life

Grade 4 was more usual in the sixth decade of life. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sees many older patients with chronic low back pain in which disc degeneration is a contributing factor. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa understands that older adults with back pain explain that it has altered their life, interfered with their social and recreational outlets, complicated their family relationships. (2) Back pain disturbs their plans for retirement, housing, health, and independence. (3) It is difficult. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows this, empathizes with our older West Des Moines back pain sufferers, and uses Cox Technic to help whose goal is at least 50% relief in 30 days with many patients acquiring that sooner than that and with a greater percent of relief. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa celebrates with our patients as they reclaim some independence and back pain relief.


Feed your discs early and often. Disc degeneration starts in the 2nd decade of life! More and more news is published about the value of nutrition. Two influential nutrients for discs are chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate. These two sulfates feed the disc and potentially prevent degeneration and even stimulate regeneration of the disc’s cartilage. Ask your West Des Moines chiropractor for more details. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa backs preventative care any time possible!

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Listen to this PODCAST about disc degeneration in the cervical spine resulting in neck pain that Cox® Technic effectively helps alleviate.

Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. We can discuss aging and its effect on your spine. We can discuss the benefits of West Des Moines chiropractic care if disc degeneration is an issue for you. 

Help West Des Moines degenerated discs the with nutritional care (chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate). 
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