Cervical Disc Degeneration

Submitted by Dr. Carol Born on

I was at a social gathering over the weekend, and over a friendly game of Euchre I was asked what my profession was. “Chiropractor”, I replied. We chatted on and off for a few more minutes, then she timidly asked, “Do you work with degenerative discs in the neck”?

As I explained to her, a degenerative disc makes the joint in the neck stiffer, as well as making it more vulnerable to pinching the nerve. Arthritis in the joint is common when you have degeneration and can also threaten the nerve.