Once a fully degenerated disc no longer has any inflammatory proteins that can cause pain, the disc enters into a stable position. Hence, discogenic pain rarely occurs after 60 years of age.
Discogenic pain can usually be successfully treated with non-surgical treatments, such as pain medication and physiotherapy, but chronic discogenic pain that is severe and limits the individual's ability to function may need to be treated with surgery.
In this four-part series, we will be looking to debunk any myths/misconceptions and provide a holistic representation of what a physiotherapist and what a chiropractor provides as a service to patients.
Most commonly pain in the inside of the shoulder blade region is caused by stiffness in the lower neck...