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Degenerative Disc Disease

Do you experience neck or back pain, herniated or bulging disc, sciatica, or scoliosis? Discover how you can avoid surgery and live drug-free with lasting relief from chronic and acute pain.

Degenerative Disc Disease

As the human body grows older, spinal discs may get worn out, break down, or degenerate leading to what is called Degenerative Disc Disease. This ailment occurs within the discs of the lumbar region (lower back) and cervical region (neck). This disease leads to a loss of vital fluids in the discs resulting in them becoming thinner, closing the space between the human vertebrae.

The degeneration process usually begins with small cracks of the outer shell of the disc. The cracks cause the disc to bulge, signaling the start of the disease. People who are vulnerable to this ailment are individuals who smoke cigarettes; people who engage in heavy physical activities like heavy lifting and overweight people.

The Spinal Decompression treatment relaxes and stretches the spine slowly and eliminated the downward forces of gravity to create a space for vital oxygen and nutrients to flow back into the affected discs and commence the healing process. The process is simple too – each session consists of patients lying down on the DRX9000 machine for 20 minutes. While going through your session you could relax and meditate, read, or even take a short nap – it’s really stress-free.

Spinal decompression treatment is cleared by the FDA, comfortable, gentle, and has no risks or side effects. It is a procedure we have successfully carried out multiple times in the treatment of disk damage with glowing testimonials from our patients.


From the moment I first entered the Major Family Chiropractic office, I have had nothing but positive, health-oriented experiences with the staff and with Dr. Major. I had been living with chronic neck and back pain for over 27 years due to a car accident where I was rear-ended at a stop light. Dr. Major took the time to talk with me about what kind of pain I was experiencing and what I felt was happening in my body. I believe that Dr. Major understands that a person knows their body better than anyone else, and wants to know what it is that person is experiencing and from the information the patient gives him, he then develops an approach that first addresses the cause of that pain and then subsequently allows the body to heal itself. I would recommend Dr. Major to anyone and everyone, because in my book, he’s the Real Deal!!!! One day last week I went into his office with some annoying leg pain that had been disrupting my sleep patterns for years. The day after the treatment I woke up pain free for the first time in 7 years, when I took a bad fall outside a grocery store and fell flat on my back in the asphalt parking lot. I thought it would only last for a few hours at best, but to my surprise, I went to bed that night, pain free as well. Every time I visit Dr. Major I feel as if I’m getting healthier and healthier. My treatment doesn’t seem that much different from other Chiropractors that I’ve had – and believe me, I’ve seen quite a number of them. I was just telling a friend that, of all the Chiropractors I’ve had, Dr. Major ranks in the top 2! That’s truly a huge feat to accomplish with me because I am very discerning of all healthcare practitioners. There just seem to be so many people out there in the medical community who don’t have the right stuff and seem to be more interested in prestige and money than in helping people to be healthier. Best Regards, – Carla

Spinal Decompression slowly relaxes and stretches the spine, removing the downward forces of gravity and creating a vacuum that allows oxygen and nutrients to flow back into the disks and begin the healing process. Patients simply lie down on the state of the art DRX9000 for 20 minutes per session. Some people read, relax or meditate — others have been known to fall asleep!

This FDA-cleared procedure is gentle and comfortable — with NO risks and NO side effects. We’ve performed it over 35,000 times in our office and have had tremendous success treating all types of disc damage.