Degenerative Cervical Disc Disease

One of the unfortunate things about getting older is that our bones and discs begin to deteriorate and oftentimes leads to pain. Though it is possible to have degenerative disc disease and not experience pain, many people that experience lumbar and/or cervical pain do indeed suffer from degenerative disc disease. Statistics show that 60% of people over the age of 40 suffer from some form of degenerative cervical disc disease.

Degenerative Cervical Disc Disease is not something that we can self diagnose. You will need to see a healthcare provider and get the appropriate examinations performed. Aging is not the only factor when determining the cause of degenerative disc disease. Regular wear and tear and excess movements can also contribute to this condition. Keep in mind that it is possible for you to have pain from herniated discs, pinched nerves and not have excessive degenerative cervical disc disease.

With a name like degenerative cervical disc disease it is no wonder why people would get discouraged by this diagnosis. However, there are many ways for you to treat this condition and slow down the effects of degenerative cervical disc disease. An effective treatment approach will identify the specific cause of your neck pain and treat it with a targeted relief plan.

Common ways to treat Degenerative Cervical Disc Disease

If you do have herniated discs or pinched nerves in the neck, you may want to consider treatments such as physical therapy and Muscle Balance Therapy. With proper stretching and exercises you can eliminate pain from herniated or bulging discs in the neck. This type of rehabilitation does take time and if you are looking for immediate short term relief you may want to consider topical pain cream and proteolytic enzymes, which can be found in our product, Heal-n-Soothe.

To summarize, degenerative cervical disc disease can be painful but it can also be managed with the proper treatment methods. Although we cannot completely prevent our discs from deteriorating, we can make a considerable effort by paying attention to how you treat your neck. Be fully aware of your posture when sitting and make sure you try not to carry to much stress in your upper back and neck.

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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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3 thoughts on “Degenerative Cervical Disc Disease”

  1. Nita J Perry says:

    I chose to try Heal and Soothe as I have Osteoarthritis and Degenerative Disc Disease throughout my entire body aggravated by Fibromyalgia, Adrenal Insufficiency, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Chronic Kidney problems. I am currently recuperating from a left foot reconstruction, 6/22/2017, and can’t put any weight on my left foot for another 6 weeks as I have 3 bone grafts and 3 sets of plates and screws and pins in place to keep the bone grafts from shifting. I want my healing to be fantastic. I injured both of my shoulders an have inflammation in both of my knees from going up the stairs backwards on my buttocks and pushing myself up with my hands and my right leg and foot. I’m hoping this will give me a lot of relief as the pain meds aren’t doing much good.I usually only take them at bedtime, as I don’t want to become addicted to them.

    Will Heal and Soothe cause any Reactions with my prescriptions that I normally have to take daily? Please let me know. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Nita J Perry

  2. Nita,

    The only known contra-indications for prescription medication are blood thinner and antibiotics if you have concern above and beyond those, we will ask you to consult your physician on the matter as only they know your complete medical history and only then can give you a definitive answer…

    Steve HBI Staff

  3. Jackie Maher says:

    I received your workbook to relieve back pain. As a plus size upper 50’s women with bad knees I found most of these exercises to be difficult for me to do such as deep squats or laying on an exercise ball. Could you please consider offering alternative exercises for those who are older heavier etc. ?

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