Can you believe the incidence of cervical disc degeneration in us humans? It’s reportedly 98%!
98%? Yes, 98% of us 20-somethings in Southern New Hampshire may well show disc degeneration in our cervical spine discs. (1) That’s a huge percentage to comprehend in such young people, but researchers find this to be true. New Hampshire Spine and Sport offers Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care to manage cervical spine disc degeneration in its earliest and later stages.
And why would New Hampshire Spine and Sport clarify “earliest” and “later” stages? Disc degeneration – earliest stage - leads to disc herniation – later stage. While disc degeneration may hurt or not, a disc herniation that contacts a spinal nerve or chemically irritates the spinal nerve hurts! New Hampshire Spine and Sport offers a comprehensive treatment plan that is non-surgical for neck pain and any neck-related arm pain to our Southern New Hampshire neck pain patients no matter what stage they experience, all based on a thorough clinical examination.
In this recent study, healthy, painfree subjects – 1211 of them! - in their 20s to 70s were studied using MRI. Mild disc degeneration was very common: 98% in males and females in their 20s. Notedly, the older the subject, the more severe the degeneration was. The most common levels of disc degeneration were C5-6 and C6-7 regardless of gender. (1) (That makes sense as the most motion in the cervical spine is at these levels. New Hampshire Spine and Sport treats these levels in the neck all the time!)
So see your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic physician for prevention, examination, diagnosis, and relieving care of your neck pain today, especially if you are one of the 98%! Do you know? Contact New Hampshire Spine and Sport to find out.