Changes in your neck and spinal discs as you age
Nearly everyone shows some signs of wear and tear on the spinal discs as they age. Degenerative disc disease is not actually a disease. It is used to refer to a condition in which the pain is caused from a disc that loses integrity. Several factors can cause the discs to degenerate, including age. Some specific factors include: the drying out of the discs. As we age, the disc dries our and doesn't absorb shock as well; daily activities and sports can cause tears in the outer core of the disc; injuries can cause swelling, soreness and instability.
Unlike other tissues of the body, there is very little blood supply to the disc, so once a disc is injured, it cannot repair itself, and the discs can start to deteriorate.
- Acute pain when bending, twisting or sitting
- A little pain when lying down
- A little pain when running or walking
- A little pain when frequently changing positions
- Pain, weakness and numbness in your legs
- Disabling pain
Regenerative medicine is a natural safe and effective alternative to surgery. Unlike traditional approaches including the use of opioids, costly therapies and painful surgeries, regenerative medicine offers effective treatment options with little to no risk or side effect.