The Painful Disc and West Des Moines Chiropractic Relief

The disc is the most sensitive part of the spine. It’s no wonder then that there’s so much disc-related back pain and neck pain and spine-related pain in us humans! West Des Moines back pain and neck pain sufferers have no fear as Executive Chiropractic of Iowa understands the intervertebral disc, its sensitivity, its internal pressure, its resulting pain…and the pain relief possible with West Des Moines chiropractic care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa.

The intervertebral disc is made up of three parts: the nucleus pulposus (innermost part of the disc), the annulus fibrosus (the outer layers of the disc) and the cartilage endplates (the top and bottom of the disc). Its sensitivity is linked to its internal disc pressure, its nerve innervation and its managing of the stresses of daily life like bending, lifting and twisting. The health or unhealthiness of a disc is determined by many factors. Aging is one factor that leads to cell death – a truly unhealthy state - and degeneration of the disc as a whole. (1) With aging come degenerative changes to the spine, some more dramatic than others. Such changes have been seen as early as the second decade of life. That’s the teen years! In this time, researchers note a reduction in blood supply to the disc through the endplates leading to disc degeneration. This degeneration results in decreased disc height which stresses the ligaments surrounding the discs, too. (2) Lack of nutrition is another factor that leads to cell death. (1) Cell death is certainly a disruption to the state of the internal disc! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is here to share more on nutrition of the disc to keep such internal disruption to minimum.

Such internal disc disruption is responsible for approximately 40% of low back pain cases. Intradiscal pressure changes play a role in this disruption. As well, loading of the spinal elements affects disc pressures and stresses the inner annulus fibrosus, the layers holding the disc’s nucleus pulposus where it should be. Repetitive combined loading damages the inner annulus fibrosus, too. (3) So you’ll hear Executive Chiropractic of Iowa remind you to avoid repetitive combination movements like bending, lifting, and twisting in your West Des Moines daily life!

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers pain relief and control for painful sensitive discs due to aging, repetitive motion damage, internal disc pressure, nutritional deficiency, and more. West Des Moines back pain patients turn to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for the gentle chiropractic care offered in the form of Cox Technic and other non-surgical pain relieving approaches.

Contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for your sensitive disc and its pain relief. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is the West Des Moines chiropractic center for back pain relief and control.

 
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