Degenerative Disc in Coon Rapids

degenerative disc disease Coon Rapids MN

If your back, neck, arms or legs are causing you all kinds of discomfort, you may be one of the many Americans struggling with degenerative disc disease. This natural, age-related phenomenon can pinch vital nerve tissues, resulting in a variety of debilitating neurological symptoms. But you don't have to "grin and bear it" in the face of this condition -- not when Caring Chiropractic Center is on your side. Our Coon Rapids chiropractor, Dr. Ruf, can ease your symptoms and facilitate your body's own healing process without surgery or drugs.

A Source of Chronic Pain and Other Symptoms

Degenerative disc disease is somewhat misnamed; instead of a disease, it's really more of a syndrome related to some specific changes in your spinal column. As you age, the fluid-filled cartilaginous discs that cushion your vertebrae begin to lose hydration -- which means they then lose height and start bulging outward. This is bad for a couple of reasons. First, the discs normally act as "spacers" that provide the right amount of space between discs for the vertebral facet joints to work normally. As the space decreases, stress of the facet joints increases, often leading to inflammation and even arthritis. Second, the bulging discs may press against nerve roots at any point along the spinal column, interfering with normal nerve signaling to the extremities. The end result of these changes may include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Numbness, tingling, weakness or pain in the upper or lower extremities

Chiropractic Care and Other Non-Surgical Treatments

If the thought of undergoing spinal fusion, discectomy, or some other major surgery sounds even worse than living with your symptoms, turn to the conservative treatment solutions at Caring Chiropractic Center. Our Coons Rapids chiropractor, Dr. Ruf, can use X-rays and other diagnostic methods to see exactly how degenerative disc disease has affected your body. Targeted chiropractic care can then gently shift spinal structures to help bulging discs reposition themselves, easing facet joint strain and relieving nerve compression. This allows the natural healing process to take over so your joints, discs, and nerves can function more normally.

We can even combine chiropractic care with exercises to improve your spinal support and massage therapy to ease muscle tension caused by pain. Our holistic methods are so safe and effective that they can serve as your ongoing, as-needed treatment for degenerative disc symptoms.

7:30am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 6:00pm


7:30am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 6:00pm


7:30am - 11:00am


Caring Chiropractic Center
10811 Xavis Street NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(763) 421-1905

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