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2 yrs ago a chiropractor found a thinning disc in my neck. I never found out what could cause this? And what can be done? What can I expect later on?
"Thin" cervical disk: Hello. First was the disk imaged by x-ray or ct scan? Or was it just a clinical notion?If confirmed, just one disk or several? Activities: do/did you do gymnastics ?Breakdancing?Carry heavy objects on your head? Fall on your head, or heavy object fall on your head . Are you having any symptoms now?Then?( you tell me/us). Best to talk/see your primary care physician first. Soon if having symptoms. ...Read more
Thinning(1)disk in my neck shown by x- rays no head or neck trauma no activities no heavy objects carried only poss. Symptom- migraine how?What now?
Back pain: Degenerative disk disease is a breakdown of the spongy disks that separate the bone disks that make up your spine. Basically think of them as jelly donuts. Over time the 'jelly' and starts to bulge and can put pressure on the nerve roots as they exit the spinal column. This pain can be positional due bending forward/backward/sideways which can cause the bulge to change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay in good shape: Stay in good shape, core exercises, bend your knees, use anti-inflammatory medications to minimize pain. There is no medication or supplement one can take to stop or reverse disc degeneration so concentrate on managing your spine with good body mechanics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aging: By slipped discs, i assume you mean bulging and herniated discs. This is parts of the normal aging process. By age 60, approximately 90% have degenerative discs, 709% have bulging discs, and 36% have herniated discs in their lower back. So the answer, is if you live long enough, you will most likely have multiple degenerative discs. ...Read more
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