Not Just for the Twilight Years: Disc Pain Strikes Anyone at Any Age

Disc pain is often assumed as a problem for older people. This is because disc degeneration is often a natural consequence of getting older. However, disc pain in Paramus, NJ can actually affect people of all ages, and particular age ranges can have specific triggers.

The disc is a component of the backbone protecting your spinal cord. Not only that, but it allows your backbone to flex, bend, and twist while acting as a shock absorber. As you get on in years, your discs lose fluids, eventually drying out or breaking down. In other cases, their outer layers can have small cracks, resulting in a ruptured or bulging disc.

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