Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment with Your Midtown New York Chiropractor
Degenerative disk disease (DDD) is a condition that slowly breaks down the disks that cushion the vertebrae. Our chiropractors in Midtown and NYC, serving zip codes 10017, 10019, 10020, 10022 and 10036 can determine the extent of your disc degeneration and recommend treatments to help reduce your symptoms.
Understanding Degenerative Disc Disease
DDD is a condition that causes the discs in the spine to wear out over time. This means that as individuals age, the discs in their spines slowly lose their flexibility and compress. They may also lose hydration, which can make the discs more prone to cracking and bulging.
Conditions Caused by Degenerative Disc Disease
Individuals with DDD may experience herniated discs, spinal stenosis or osteoarthritis, which can put increased pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. When this happens, includes may notice lower back and leg pain as well as numbness and tingling.
Diagnosing Degenerative Disc Disease with our Doctor of Chiropractic
Our doctor of chiropractic can perform an examination and take x-rays to determine the severity of your DDD and if you have any other associated conditions, like herniated discs, spinal stenosis or osteoarthritis. Once the causes of your back pain are understood, a comprehensive, non-invasive treatment program can be designed to help reduce your symptoms and heal the underlying causes.
Chiropractic Care for Degenerative Disk Disease Near Rockefeller Center in Midtown
Chiropractic care is effective at treating degenerative disc disease, and our chiropractor near Rockefeller Center in Midtown can help you by designing a custom treatment program that may include chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, acupuncture and physical therapy.
Chiropractic care with our chiropractor includes adjustments, which are designed to ensure that your vertebrae are properly aligned and achieving their maximum range of motion. This may help improve pain associated with compressed discs, herniated discs and spinal stenosis.
Massage therapy helps relax the muscles and reduce overall muscle pain. We typically recommend massage therapy along with spinal adjustments in order to improve the effectiveness of the adjustments and reduce levels of discomfort.
Acupuncture works well for reducing lower back pain, and it can be used alongside our other treatment options, including adjustments, massage therapy and physical therapy.
If your back muscles are weak, they can contribute to lower back discomfort and difficulty performing everyday tasks. Our physical therapy program is designed to help strengthen your back and core muscles along with your extremity muscles in order to improve your muscle tone, strength and flexibility, which can help with your DDD symptoms.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Manhattan Chiropractor
To schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors, serving zip codes 10017, 10019, 10020, 10022 and 10036, call us at (212)-388-5050.