This week we are going to discuss degenerative disc disease and the ways to cope with this diagnosis. This illness is a difficult condition to live with, but it does not have to hinder you for the rest of your life.
First of all, consider staying active to slow the degeneration itself. Once your pain is controlled to a level of comfort you can live with, it is incredibly important to get your body into as good of shape as possible by exercising regularly.
Exercise not only preserves the function you currently have, but it also heals your back to give you the strength you need. This activity can increase the amount of blood, oxygen, and nutrients that the back and discs receive. This can keep the area as hydrated and pliable as possible. Exercise may also help improve your self of well being because it will promote the release of endorphins, which not only relieves pain, but also reduces stress. Click here to read more about degenerative disc disease and exercise.
Your Vancouver WA Chiropractor can help you create an individualized treatment plan for your unique needs. Click here to read about the chiropractors at A Family and Sports Chiropractic Clinic.