The Painful Disc and Fort Wayne Chiropractic Relief 07/26/2016The disc is the most sensitive part of the spine. It’s no wonder then that there’s so much disc-related back pain and neck pain and spine-related pain in us humans! Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain sufferers have no fear as Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc understands the intervertebral disc, its sensitivity, its internal pressure, its resulting pain…and the pain relief possible with Fort Wayne chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. The intervertebral disc is made up of three parts: the nucleus pulposus (innermost part of the disc), the annulus fibrosus (the outer layers of the disc) and the cartilage endplates (the top and bottom of the disc). Its sensitivity is linked to its internal disc pressure, its nerve innervation and its managing of the stresses of daily life like bending, lifting and twisting. The health or unhealthiness of a disc is determined by many factors. Aging is one factor that leads to cell death – a truly unhealthy state - and degeneration of the disc as a whole. (1) With aging come degenerative changes to the spine, some more dramatic than others. Such changes have been seen as early as the second decade of life. That’s the teen years! In this time, researchers note a reduction in blood supply to the disc through the endplates leading to disc degeneration. This degeneration results in decreased disc height which stresses the ligaments surrounding the discs, too. (2) Lack of nutrition is another factor that leads to cell death. (1) Cell death is certainly a disruption to the state of the internal disc! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is here to share more on nutrition of the disc to keep such internal disruption to minimum. Internal disruption of the disc is seen in about 40% of low back pain cases. Intradiscal pressure changes play a role in this disruption. As well, loading of the spinal elements affects disc pressures and stresses the inner annulus fibrosus, the layers holding the disc’s nucleus pulposus where it should be. Repetitive combined loading damages the inner annulus fibrosus, too. (3) So you’ll hear Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc remind you to avoid repetitive combination movements like bending, lifting, and twisting in your Fort Wayne daily life! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers pain relief and control for painful sensitive discs due to aging, repetitive motion damage, internal disc pressure, nutritional deficiency, and more. Fort Wayne back pain patients turn to Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc for the gentle chiropractic care offered in the form of Cox Technic and other non-surgical pain relieving approaches. Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc for your sensitive disc and its pain relief. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is the Fort Wayne chiropractic center for back pain relief and control. « View All Spine Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."