Cervical Spine Degeneration

Posted on By Wasserman Chiro

Cervical spine degeneration can cause significant pain and discomfort among patients. To get through day-to-day activities without crippling pain, patients need a reliable treatment option for cervical spine degeneration symptoms. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and effective treatment method for conditions impacting the nerves and spine, such as cervical spine degeneration.

Let’s learn more about this spinal condition and how chiropractic care can play a large role in treating it.

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What Is Cervical Spine Degeneration?

Cervical spine degeneration, or cervical degenerative disc disease, is a condition that’s caused by the deterioration of the discs in the cervical spine. These discs serve as cushioning for the spinal bones, and when they start to wear down, it can quickly cause pain in the neck. Pain from cervical spine degeneration may also radiate down into the arm.

Cervical discs consist of a tough outer layer, called the annulus, and a soft interior material, called the nucleus. As we age, the discs lose hydration and become more likely to tear. Since blood doesn’t directly circulate to these discs, they’re unable to heal on their own.

With age, cervical spine degeneration is inevitable. However, many patients don’t experience symptoms from the condition. Those that do may also be experiencing conditions like osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, or herniated disc. Based on various factors, pain from cervical spine degeneration may be chronic or temporary.

Symptoms of Cervical Spine Degeneration

The most common symptoms of cervical spine degeneration include:

● Nerve pain, which is typically sharp and may be experienced in the shoulder, arm, hand, and fingers on one side of the body
● Neck pain
● Tingling, numbness, and/or weakness that may travel down into shoulder, arm, hand, and fingers. This symptom may inhibit patients from carrying out their regular activities, including holding objects and dressing themselves

Pain with cervical spine degeneration typically becomes worse when the patient moves and feels better when the patient rests.

Chiropractic Care For Cervical Spine Degeneration

Chiropractic care from the experienced providers at Wasserman Chiropractic can help you experience relief from cervical spine degeneration symptoms. One of the main causes of pain with cervical spine degeneration is the sensitivity of nerves in the area. Your chiropractor can implement methods to calm the nerves and reduce pain.

Manual adjustments from your chiropractor can stimulate blood flow to the injured disc and lessen nerve irritation. With improved circulation to the disc, it will receive the nutrients that it needs to heal. Your chiropractor can also advise you on optimal nutrition and lifestyle habits to relieve cervical spine degeneration pain.

Wasserman Chiropractic provides leading chiropractic services for patients in Coral Springs. Patients with cervical spine degeneration can visit our center today for a personal treatment plan. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!