Cervical and lumbar disc degeneration is caused by a long term lack of proper motion of the vertebral segments. This lack of proper motion is generally caused by trauma that patients may have experienced years ago.
Disc degeneration can lead to several other spinal conditions as the discs continue to deteriorate. Bone spurs, disc herniation, and spinal stenosis are a few conditions that may result from degenerative disc disease.
Severe degenerative disc disease can limit your range of motion. As your intervertebral discs lose water, flexibility, and height, your vertebrae lose their cushion and begin to rub against each other. It is, therefore, very important to catch this condition early.
Through the use of spinal manipulation, therapeutic massage, exercise and spinal decompression normal motion of those segments can be restored, eliminating symptoms and restoring motion and function.