The human body imitates nature's design in many ways. One in particular is the similarity between your spinal discs and a cut tree trunk. The rings of a tree tell its age. The rings of your discs tell HOW you've aged.
Spinal discs consist of concentric annular rings (like a tree) with a soft central area named the Nucleus Pulposis. The nucleus responds to sustained pressure and works best when your spine is in proper alignment. What the general public often calls a 'slipped disc' is actually a stressed disc that has been subjected to poor spinal alignment over time, causing cracks in the annular rings and 'squishing' of the nucleus material into the voids. These bulges lead to herniations, which lead to ruptures. These ruptures lead to surgery and disability.
Nothing will make you feel older than you are than having an issue with your disc. With appropriate Chiropractic care, spinal distortions which lead to disc degeneration can be reversed, easing the l pressure that splinters discs into ruin. If you are suffering from chronic disc problems, getting back in alignment FIRST could prevent you from aging faster than you must.