Georgetown Chiropractic Care of Georgetown Degenerated Discs Starts with Understanding and Nutritional Protection

March 06, 2018

We all age. Our bodies age. Our finger nails age. Our spinal discs age. Now, there’s something your Georgetown chiropractor can help with though! Spinal discs exhibit aging after they start degenerating. Disc degeneration in a Georgetown spine may first be revealed when there’s some back pain. For some, disc degeneration proceeds disregarded until years later. New research points out that disc degeneration for any of us in Georgetown may begin as early as the teen years. Dr. Butwell is all for alleviating any pain and averting any degeneration possible with nutrition and Georgetown chiropractic care.

Georgetown DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 2nd to 5th Decades of Life

In spine radiology, the Pfirrmann classification differentiates levels of disc degeneration. Grade 1 is less degeneration. Grade 5 is really bad degeneration. Researchers examined the MRI images of 653 patients of all ages. Grade 3 degeneration is very common in those in their 2nd to 5th decades of life. It’s declared “natural” to see disc degeneration start in the 2nd decade of life. (1) That signifies that disc degeneration begins in the teen years of life!? Does that shock any of our Georgetown chiropractic patients? Dr. Butwell isn’t shocked, necessarily, but Dr. Butwell is ready to treat the teen Georgetown back pain sufferer. Do you have any Georgetown teens at home with you? Do they ever talk about having back pain or neck pain?

Georgetown DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 6th Decade of Life

Grade 4 was more common in the sixth decade of life. (1) Dr. Butwell treats many older patients with chronic low back pain in which disc degeneration is a contributing factor. Dr. Butwell understands that older adults with back pain explain that it has affected their life, interfered with their social and recreational outlets, messed with their family relationships. (2) Back pain disrupts their plans for retirement, housing, health, and independence. (3) It is tough. Dr. Butwell understands this, empathizes with our older Georgetown back pain sufferers, and uses Cox Technic to help whose goal is a minimum of 50% relief in 30 days with many patients getting 50% sooner than that and with a higher percent of relief. Dr. Butwell rejoices with our patients as they get back some independence and back pain relief.


Feed your discs early and often. Disc degeneration begins in the 2nd decade of life! More and more news is published about the value of nutrition. Two influential nutrients for discs are chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate. These two sulfates nourish the disc and potentially prevent degeneration and even stimulate regeneration of the disc’s cartilage. Ask your Georgetown chiropractor for more details. Dr. Butwell backs proactive care whenever possible!

CONTACT Dr. Butwell

Listen to this PODCAST about disc degeneration in the cervical spine initiating neck pain that Cox® Technic effectively helps relieve.

Schedule a Georgetown chiropractic appointment with Dr. Butwell. We can chat about aging and its effect on your spine. We can discuss the benefits of Georgetown chiropractic care if disc degeneration is a concern for you. 

Help Georgetown degenerated discs the with nutritional care (chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate).