Degenerative Disc Disease

An Overview of Degenerative Disc Disease from Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation

At Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we place the needs of our patients first. One of the most common reasons why patients come to see us has to do with back pain. When someone is suffering from back pain, there might be a number of possible causes. One of the most common is called degenerative disc disease. It is important for everyone in the Chesapeake area to rely on a chiropractor who knows how to treat this condition.


What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative disc disease is a condition that causes the discs present between the vertebrae of the spinal cord to start to degenerate. In this condition, the discs start to fade away, allowing the vertebrae to rub against each other. Some of the most common symptoms of degenerative disc disease include back pain, shooting pains that travel down the arms and legs, and problems with mobility.

Why Might Someone get Degenerative Disc Disease?

There are a number of reasons why someone might be diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. Sometimes, people develop degenerative disc disease due to a genetic factor. A person's spinal discs may simply have a slightly different structure or not be as durable as most spinal discs. In other cases, people might have an autoimmune condition that causes their bodies to attack their spinal discs. Regardless of why someone might have degenerative disc disease, it is important to trust the services of a trained chiropractor.

How Can a Chiropractor Help?

If someone comes to see us for the treatment of degenerative disc disease, there are a number of tools that we can use to help. First, we are going to get a clear picture of just what someone's back looks like. In order to do this, we take an x-ray image. This image will allow us to see just how much space is present between the vertebrae. Then, we can use chiropractic adjustments and manipulations to make sure the vertebrae are lined up properly and have as much space as they need. We may also use corrective exercises to help with the treatment process.

Trust the Team from Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation

At Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we have the tools necessary to help someone who has been diagnosed with this condition. We invest in the latest treatment options in our field for the benefit of our patients. We would be happy to leverage these resources for you and your family. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, call us today at (757) 547-4325. We look forward to hearing from you!


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  • "I love coming here! They offer great chiropractics and massage therapy. I always leave feeling better. Dr.Santer and the team are always so welcoming and make me feel like we have been friends for years. You truly feel they care about you. It is easy to set up and appointment and they are very understanding when something comes up. I like the office and staff so much and think they do such an amazing job! I tell all my friends and family about it. Thank you everyone for all you do!!!"
    Dominique C., Chesapeake, VA
  • ""I first came to Atlantic Chiropractic 5 years ago with a pinched nerve in my neck. I was in so much pain, I could not even move my head. Dr. Eric diagnosed the problem almost immediately and confirmed it with the EMG. He set up a treatment plan and told me I probably would not feel significant relief for a good two weeks. I appreciated his thoroughness, expertise, and honesty. As it turned out, I was actually pain free in one week! I always refer my friends to Dr. Eric/Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation for the most trusted effective chiropractic care.""
    Michelle G., Chesapeake, VA