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Disc Degeneration Disease

Degeneration of the inter vertebral disc as we age is called the disc degeneration disease. It mostly commonly occurs in the lumbar spine [lower back] followed by the neck and thoracic spine. Degenerative process could be genetic or mechanical. Mechanical refers to the demands over the spine in the form of activity.

How Do I Know if I have Disc Degeneration Disease

Degenerative disc disease refers to spinal degeneration occurring as we age. It's really not a disease but a set of circumstances that leads to the breakdown of the vertebral disc and surrounding structures. Degenerative disc disease usually starts to show itself as we age and the stresses we have put on our back over the years start to take their toll. Sometimes a trauma can cause it to occur prematurely. Degenerative disc disease is more commonly found in the neck and lower back, but can occur anywhere along the spine.

Do you have any of these symptoms and think you may be suffering from degenerative disc disease? We have a quick and easy tool to help gather some information from you to help us determine what your problem is and get you on the road to recovery.

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What is the Right Treatment for Me?

Early degenerative disc treatment includes anti inflammatory medications, application of heat and ice, and exercise to strengthen back muscles that provide support to the spinal structure. Further conservative treatment usually requires the patient undergo physical therapy. Only once conservative treatments have been exhausted should surgery be considered.

Advanced Orthopedics provides a wide range of treatment options and because our doctors are the most experienced and best trained in treating spinal conditions we are able to perform many advanced treatments other practices are unable to offer.

The real question is “what treatment is best to treat your degenerative disc disease?”. Use our Treatment Match tool to quickly get started in finding the right treatment for you.

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