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Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Blog

Dec 19 2016

As you age, changes are taking place in your body. One common issue that affects many people is degenerative disc disease, the term used to describe the normal aging changes in your spinal discs. Spinal discs are soft, compressible discs that make up the spine, separating the interlocking bones (the vertebrae), and acting as shock absorbers. This design allows the spine to flex, bend, and twist. Some physicians are quick to recommend back surgery. However, your chiropractor can help you find a back surgery alternative in the form of non-surgical spinal decompression.

Unfortunately, as the years add up (even if you’re otherwise in good health), the spinal discs wear out and break down, (degenerate), resulting in several possible conditions:

• Loss of fluid in the discs.
• Tiny tears or cracks in the outer layer (annulus or capsule) of the disc.
• Herniated disc (resulting from an injury or a fall).