Degenerative Disc

What does it mean to have a Degenerative Disc?


If you think you’re experiencing pain due to a degenerative disc, you’ve come to the right place. Etheredge Chiropractic has more than 30 years experience treating degenerative discs as a chiropractor in The Villages and Fruitland Park.
The degenerative disc condition affects discs between the vertebrae that have experienced a loss of cushion, elasticity and shock absorbing characteristics.

The nerves become impinged or irritated and the discs change from a supple, flexible state that allows fluid movement, to a stiff and rigid state that restricts movement, which causes pain and weakness.

Common Symptoms:

Chronic pain in the neck, mid back or low back
Sporadic tingling or weakness
Difficulty with prolonged sitting or standing
Pain that worsens when sitting, bending, lifting and twisting

Damage to the disc, wear from overuse
Usually worsens with age
Onset may be acute, sudden injury or over use
Reduced or poor physical condition

Treatments for the degenerative disc condition and the associated symptoms include:
– Electrical Muscle Stimulation
– Spinal Adjustments/Manipulation
– Class 4 Laser Therapy