WE TREAT DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE
Degenerative disc disease is a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age. Spinal discs are soft, compressible discs that separate the interlocking bones (vertebrae) that make up the spine. The discs act as shock absorbers for the spine, allowing it to flex, bend, and twist.
Degenerative disc disease can take place throughout the spine, but it most often occurs in the discs in the lower back (lumbar region) and the neck (cervical region).
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WHAT IS DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE?
These conditions may put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, leading to pain and possibly affecting nerve function.
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WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Degenerative disc disease may result in back or neck pain.
Many people have no pain, while others with the same amount of disc damage have severe pain that limits their activities. An affected disc in the neck area may result in neck or arm pain, while an affected disc in the lower back may result in pain in the back, buttock, or leg. The pain often gets worse with movements such as bending over, reaching up, or twisting.
The pain may start after a major injury (such as from a car accident), a minor injury (such as a fall from a low height), or a normal motion (such as bending over to pick something up). It may also start gradually for no known reason and get worse over time.