diagram of a body showing degenerative disc disease“Degenerative disc disease” has a pretty scary ring to it, doesn’t it? When we think of conditions that are “degenerative,” it’s easy to make associations with arthritis, or even neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

It might surprise you, but during my time as an Austin chiropractor, I have learned a couple things about this terrible-sounding condition that make it less intimidating, even if it can cause severe pain and suffering.

Is Degenerative Disc Disease Really Degenerative?

When chiropractors say “degenerative” disc disease, we aren’t talking about the progress of the condition – we’re talking about what happens to the discs themselves. Although the spinal discs of people suffering from degenerative disc disease do indeed degenerate, the progress of the condition does not intensify over time – in fact, the opposite is usually true!

Is Degenerative Disc Disease Really a Disease?

I’ve been using the word “condition” because, when you get right down to it, degenerative disc disease is simply not a disease. There is no underlying pathological cause to degenerative disc disease, which explains not only why it isn’t a disease, but why you can’t treat it using medicine – visiting a chiropractor in Austin is the best way for you to effectively combat it.

Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment in Austin

While degenerative disc disease might be neither degenerative nor a disease, it is nonetheless a source of low back pain, one of the most obnoxious spine-related disease you can face. Well, not diseases, but I think at this point you get the idea.