Degenerative Disc Disease Treatments

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Do you suspect you may have degenerative disc disease? Are you looking for a doctor who can help you reduce the pain with noninvasive or invasive treatments? If you think that you are suffering from degenerating discs then you want to contact Spine and Orthopedic Specialists. Spine and Orthopedic specialists will be able to take a look at you and determine if degenerative discs is exactly what is going on. To schedule your consultation give them a call at 539-664-4448.

If degenerative disc disease is what you are dealing with then Spine and Orthopedic Specailists will go to work in helping to reduce the pain being caused by. There are many different treatment options that they can utilize and they will determine the best one for you. Sometimes, the treatment protocols are based on what is going to work best for the patient. A few of the noninvasive and nonsurgical methods include things like weight loss, physical therapy, and back bracing. These things may reduce some of the pressure on your degenerating discs and thus reduce some or all of the pain.

The back bracing and physical therapy help to support the spine in a way that takes some of the pressure off of the degenerating discs. Typically with degenerative disc disease as the discs start to degenerate the vertebrae start to apply unatural pressure that can results in pain. When you utilize things like back bracing and physical therapy to help support the spine and take the pressure off of those discs often you are able to reduce or eliminate the pain. This is not a 100% type of deal but many times it does help. It often beats surgery if surgery is the only other option.

Losing weight also helps reduce the amount of pressure on the spine simple because it takes the amount of weight off of the spine. It’s like taking a backpack off of your shoulders. You immediately feel the weight lifted off. This is very similar when you start losing weight. When you lose weight your spine does not have to support as much and therefore there is less pressure on it. This can also be a significant reduction of pain. As you can see there are several types of methods that don’t involve surgery that can reduce pain depending on how bad the issue is. If the issue is bad enough then surgery is likely going to be required.

If you are dealing with back pain and think it may be degeneration in your discs or if you’re dealing with back pain for any other issue give Spine and Orthopedic Specialists a call. The first step in the process is to acknowledge that you have an issue and schedule an appointment. The doctors at Spine and Orthopedic Specialist will know what to do from there. To schedule your appointment call 539-664-4448. The sooner you get in the sooner you can start to reduce the amount of pain that you are experiencing.