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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn Sees Disc Disease in Young People

“You’re young! You do not have to worry about back pain.” Not true! New research confirms young and old alike must contend with disc degeneration. Most of us will personally have to deal with disc degeneration’s pain at some point in our lives…or take care of a loved one coping with its back pain or neck pain ramifications. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is here for young and old alike when Ashburn disc degeneration interferes with your life.

DDD STARTS EARLIER THAN ONCE THOUGHT

It is hard to believe, but it is reported in the medical literature. Disc degeneration begins in the late teens!  A study of 18-20 year old healthy air force cadets discovered that 77% showed disc degeneration or disc herniation. (1) That is a new revelation! It has been documented elsewhere that disc degeneration starts at age 20. Now it’s shown to start in 18 year olds! In this project MRIs were done on all cadets. None of the cadets reported spine pain. The MRIs revealed that: 30% showed at least one disc was dehydrating, 13% disc narrowing, 49% disc bulging, 18% disc protruding, 8% disc extruding, 13% with spondylolisthesis, and less than 1% even had asymptomatic vertebral fractures. These findings in young, seemingly healthy people are similar to what would be expected in adults. (1) It is never too early to start paying attention to the spine! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn pays attention to everyone’s spinal issues via spinal manipulation, nutrition and exercise.

WHY?

Researchers (and parents) wonder “why?” Why does lumbar spine disc degeneration or cervical spine disc degeneration start so early? Genetics may play a role. 80% of patients in a new study had mutations in their collagen-encoding genes. Collagen is important to disc and joint health. Back pain sufferers with a lumbar disc herniation showed two variants in their gene encoding for aggrecan, a protein that the end plate depends on for load-bearing. Such a mutation affects the nucleus pulposus, annulus fibrosus and end plates. (2) Of course, the whole reason about why a disc degenerates is not fully defined yet. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn does have ways to restrain and relieve the pain of a Ashburn degenerated disc.

INTERRUPTING DISC DEGENERATION, PROMOTING DISC REGENERATION

Researchers described disc degeneration as a complex connection of mechanical, biochemical, and structural alterations at the cellular level, cells that exist in an abnormal mechanical environment. Regeneration of such cells would demand very specific conditions and would not always be possible. However, traction of 2 to 6 weeks was found to be a responsive time for regeneration of a degenerated disc. The researchers propose that this could interrupt the above described cascade of changes. (3) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn uses Cox® Technic to gently produce a positive environment for the healing of degenerated discs by increasing the area of the spinal canal by 28%, increasing the height of the disc by 17%, and decreasing intradiscal pressures to as low as -192mmHg in the low back and dropping pressures in the cervical spine by a mean pressure as much as 1265 mmHg. (4,5) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn enhances the Cox® Technic system of spinal pain management by adding spinal nutrition (especially disc nutrition supplementation) and exercise to boost the relief and clinical outcome for Ashburn back pain patients.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paxton Schofield  on The Back Doctors’ Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presented his care of arthritis and degeneration with Cox® Technic.

Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic appointment at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn for your spine’s health. You may not be as young as you think for back pain, and you are undoubtedly not too young to take care of your spine. A Ashburn chiropractic treatment plan of spinal manipulation, nutrition and exercise can be good for all ages of back pain and neck pain sufferers struggling with disc degeneration.

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn relieves back pain due to disc degeneration in younger people in their teens and 20s.  
 
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