Degenerative Disc Disease & Chronic Neck & Back Pain.
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) is the first stage of disc damage, leading cause of slip-disc & chronic neck and back pain. The good news is that NSD Therapy® can help repair the damaged tissues of DDD without surgery or injections.
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What is a Degenerative Disc Disease & How is it Treated?
Degenerative disc disease (known by its acronym “DDD”); occurs naturally as we age. For the most part, it is a disease of aging. Those in their 7th or 8th decades of life will undoubtedly have some degenerative changes in their spine. However, even those in their 70’s or 80’s should have no more than a mild to at most a moderate level of DDD.
Degenerative disc disease in the middle-aged or the young is not prevalent. The term degenerative disc disease is linked to a pathological process when the sufferer is under 50. If left untreated, it can have life-altering consequences such as disability or worse. DDD can have many causes, and science has not yet established all known factors leading to the development of Degenerative Disc Disease. The most researched link to a degenerative disc disease is related to increased axial load-bearing positions.
Axial load-bearing activities such as prolonged sitting or prolonged standing are said to be the most common causes. Prolonged sitting or improper loadbearing (axial loading) can cause a spinal disc to dehydrate (dry up). The dehydration process that occurs from axial loading is the result of increased pressures with the disc. When the pressure in a spinal disc increases, two things happen:
- Macro & micronutrients are leached out from the disc
- The influx of nutrients stops (Blood flow through the process of imbibition stops)
Is There A difference Between Degenerative Disc Disease & Desiccated Disc?
Degenerative disc disease and desiccated disc are interchangeable terms used to describe in dehydrated state present within the spinal disc. Some clinicians prefer the term desiccated disc, while others prefer degenerative disc disease. However, subtel differences do exist between a degenerated disc and a desiccated disc. As the disk loses hydration (fluids), it dehydrates.
Dehydration causes loss of volume. As such, spinal conditions classified under degenerative disc disease represent a dehydrated or desiccated state and a loss of disc height. Similarly, those diagnosed with desiccated discs are individuals in the early stages of degenerative disc condition where loss or decrease in disc height may not be detectable.
In short, desiccated, and degenerated discs are terms that describe the same condition. The only difference is that degenerated disc is a condition that also resulted in the loss of disc height.
Prolonged Sitting (Axial Loading): Leading Cause of Spinal Disc Disease
With improper load-bearing activities or prolonged axial loading, spinal discs will have increasing difficulty in obtaining sufficient nutrients for survival. The decrease in the inward flow of nutrients will eventually weaken and dry the spinal disc’s fibers or tissues. With continued axial loading, the starving discal cells will be unable to synthesize sufficient quantities of glucosamine and similar products (ground substance) for disc repair and maintenance, resulting in damage such as tears and disc herniation (slipped disc or slipped disc). NSD Therapy was created to stop and reverse the destructive process a disc goes through. It helps to rejuvenate a spinal disc by increasing the flow of nutrients into spinal discs.
A normal healthy disc has a pressure of 70mmHg, and in axial load-bearing activities, this pressure can increase by several folds. Intra-discal pressure is critical in maintaining the natural health and wellbeing of a spinal disc—the lower the intradiscal pressure, the better nutrient flow and availability. Spinal decompression therapy has been documented to reduce intradiscal pressure significantly.
Increased Intradiscal Pressure is the Main Cause of Desiccated Disc (Degenerated Disc)
A recently published research in the United States, spinal decompression therapy has the potential to decrease the intradiscal pressure to a -160mmhg; roughly over 200mmgh below an average level. This significant drop in the intradiscal pressure significantly increases imbibition of nutrients (inward flow of nutrient) into a disc. The increase inward flow of nutrients is the primary reason why NSD Therapy® (non-surgical spinal decompression therapy) can assist in the regenerative process of a damaged disc. So, if you are looking for the best slip-disc treatment option, consider NSD Therapy®. The methods, technologies, and systems incorporated in an NSD Therapy® session are the reason why NSD Therapy has become the Best Treatment for a Slipped Disc.
The RxDecom® accomplishes Spinal Decompression Therapy component of the NSD Therapy® protocol. RxDecom® is the world’s best spinal decompression therapy device. The capabilities and technology used in a RxDecom® are second to none. In addition to the RxDecom®, NSD Therapy® patients receive care from certified Physiotherapist and Clinical Chiropractors. If you have a degenerative disc disease, a bulging disc, or a herniated disc (slipped disc or slip-disc), you owe it to yourself to get evaluated by an authorized NSD Therapy®.