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Degenerative Disc Disease

Low back pain is very common but a precise cause is often not found. Researchers found that 60-80% of people will experience uncomplicated back pain at some time in their life. Possible causes include:

Lumbar Strain: strain or microscopic tears of the muscles and ligaments

Facet Joint Syndrome: joints can be injured from a sudden force where the back is twisted or arched, or where the spine is repetitively placed into extension

Herniated Disc: the soft "shock absorber" disc structure becomes swollen and pinches nearby nerve cells

Degenerated Disc: the disc loses moisture and function

  • A Registered Massage Therapist may help:
  • Decrease pain
  • Decrease muscle spasm
  • Improve function and range of motion
  • Provide an exercise program to assist return to full function