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 the aging. Those in their 7th or 8th decades of life will certainly 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 pathological process when the sufferer is under the age of 50. If left untreated it can have life-altering consequences such as disability or worse. DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease) 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 increase two things happen:
- Macro and Micro Nutrients are leached out from the disc
- The influx of nutrients stops (Blood flow through the process of imbibition stops)
Prolonged Sitting (Axial Loading): Leading Cause of Spinal Disc Disease
With improper load-bearing activities or prolonged axial loading, spinal discs will have an increasing difficulty in obtaining sufficient nutrients for survival. The decrease in the inward flow of nutrients will eventually lead to the weakening and drying-up of 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. In axial load-bearing activities, this pressure can increase by several folds. The intra-discal pressure in important 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 the intradiscal pressure to the negative levels.
Increased Intradiscal Pressure is the Main Cause of Disc Damage
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®.