Disc Degeneration and Herniation...
Patients often ask what causes a disc to degenerate and herniate. It's a great question that deserves a great answer.
Once a person understands how the disc gets in bad shape, then how it's fixed will make perfect sense, and choosing surgery before trying a conservative, non-surgical corrective approach will make no sense at all. The ongoing breakdown of the human intervertebral disc occurs primarily from the effects of compression over a period of years. The only time we aren't compressing our spine is when we are lying down, which for most people is approximately 8 hours out of a 24 hour day. Essentially, we spend two thirds of our lives compressing the spine by either sitting or standing. So if people live to be 90 years old, they will essentially be compressing their spines for 60 years. Combining the compressional effects of gravity with bending, lifting and twisting contributes to the process of disc degeneration and herniation.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal Decompression Therapy does the opposite of the compression that caused the disc degeneration and herniation in the first place.
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