Degenerative Disc Disease

Are you suffering from Degenerative Disc Disease?

Disc degeneration happens over time as the discs between your vertebra lose their hydration and become dry and brittle. Acute or repetitive trauma, long term postural stress, decreased range of motion, dehydration and other factors such as smoking are just a few of the factors that lead to disc degeneration. When a disc loses height and flexibility, the joints in the spine become compressed and can cause the nerves to become irritated a fire pain signals to the brain.

How do I know if I have Degenerated Discs?

Degenerative disc disease is easily seen on x-ray imaging that your physician may order if he suspects you may be experiencing symptoms such as achiness, stiffness and a compressed feeling within your joints. On x-ray you will notice a decreased joint space in between the vertebrae and in more severe cases, the development of bone spurs (osteophytes).  

How we can help with your pain

We have a 3 step approach to helping you with your disc pain that has a patient satisfaction rate of over 97%!  

Step 1: Decompression

Our state of the art decompression unit relieves pressure off of the compressed discs and joints of the spine and creates space for fluid to get back into the dry and brittle spinal discs. 

Step 2: Restore motion

This is done through active stretching techniques and chiropractic adjustments to restore motion to the restricted joints. 

Step 3: Strengthen

Strengthening muscles and improving posture helps keep the joints unloaded and maintains proper alignment throughout your spine.

Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Care Facilities

About the Team

 

The goal of Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is to provide an exceptional quality of care in a friendly and compassionate environment and to exceed your expectations each and every time we see you. If you’re utilizing health insurance benefits let us mitigate the communication between you and your insurance carrier and do our best to lessen the burden on you. Let us welcome you and your family and join our team of top healthcare providers in helping you make the rest of your life the best of your life. Isn’t it time to live pain free without the potential side effects of harmful drugs and unnecessary surgeries? 

About The Team

The goal of Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is to provide an exceptional quality of care in a friendly and compassionate environment and to exceed your expectations each and every time we see you. If you’re utilizing health insurance benefits let us mitigate the communication between you and your insurance carrier and do our best to lessen the burden on you. Let us welcome you and your family and join our team of top healthcare providers in helping you make the rest of your life the best of your life. Isn’t it time to live pain free without the potential side effects of harmful drugs and unnecessary surgeries? 

Savannah Torres

DPT
Savannah earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T Still University in Mesa, AZ in 2015. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from New Mexico State University. Savannah has had experience in orthopedics, geriatrics, post-op rehab, sports injuries, and has treated a wide range of of conditions. She is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, has training in Dry Needling, Spinal Manipulation, Blood Flow Restriction, Graston Technique, Selective Function Movement Assessment, Mulligan Concept, and is certified in Vestibular Rehab. Savannah loves working with all types of patients but her passion is working with recovering athletes to get them back to the sport they love. Outside of work she loves traveling, staying active, spending time with her family, and attending sporting events and music festivals

Ken Garvey

Chiropractor
Kenneth Garvey is the Chiropractic Doctor for Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. He was born in Seattle Washington in the small town of Prosser.  He was involved in the boy scouts, and received his eagle scout award.  Doctor Kenneth has always been involved in sports, and was an honorable mention as an outside linebacker for his football team that finished 5th in state. He was also the  starter for his high school basketball that finished 8th in state.  Dr. Garvey also worked outside in the agriculture community during the summers. Realizing that this was hard labor he eventually worked for the Washington State Research and Extension Center inspecting nurseries and certifying health and diseased trees.  To earn money for his Mission he spent time driving Potato and onion trucks for 15 hours a day. Dr. Garvey is fluent in Spanish and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Spain for 2 years. Dr. Garvey went to Ricks junior college before transferring to Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor's degree in Science in 1995. He studied Physical Education with an emphasis in Physical Therapy.  He then went on to get a Doctorate degree of Doctor of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 1998 Dr. Garvey Graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in December of 1998.  He began working with a clinic that focused on work injuries. He opened an office in Redwood City California as an Associate doctor.  He then moved to Merced California where he worked for a personal injury clinic.  He opened his own clinic in May of 2002 in Merced CA and became well known dealing with work injuries.  He referred patients for MRI’s, Nerve Testing and saw many serious work injury cases. He referred patients to many Orthopedic surgeons, Neurologist, Pain management clinics and physical therapist. He managed the workers compensation case and eventually wrote final disability examinations for patients.  He became a qualified medical examiner for the state of California. On his free time Dr. Garvey enjoys lifting weights, swimming, playing basketball and all sports activities.  He has many friends and has treated the 51/50 heavyweight Amateur Champion whom he regularly hikes with. He has also treated many IFBB Bodybuilders.  Dr. Garvey enjoys hiking and is exploring all of the beautiful mountains in Arizona with his family and 2 dogs. He has 6 kids and spends as much time as he can with his family.