At some point in our lives as senior citizens, we will be affected by Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). How we choose to live today will determine the intensity of its impact.
The vertebrae are held together by discs that are made up of fibre, gel and collagen. As in any mechanical process, there is wear and tear over time, and you feel it via back pain or muscle spasms.
DDD in some form is inevitable but you need to know about it. Read on to know 3 primary facts and 4 essential tips, to delay the onset of DDD.
Degenerative Disc Disease is actually not a disease – it is a condition. It is not fatal or debilitating unless you have a very severe form.
It is irreversible but timely intervention can make sure it does not get worse. Follow your doctor’s advice to the tee.
Back surgery is required only in cases where diet-exercise-medication fail and the pain is unmanageable. Read on for 4 Essential Tips to slow down DDD.
Nicotine is a known Bone Toxin and a top risk factor for DDD. Smoking will ensure DDD happens to you at an earlier age.
More than your ideal weight is a contributing factor for premature DDD and a risk factor if surgery is required
A mix of exercise, back-strengthening exercises and active life is essential. Amplify impact by exercising in a swimming pool.
Especially look for nutritional deficiencies in VItamin D, B 12 and Calcium. They are critical to bone health and must be a part of your balanced diet.
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