How Degenerative Disc Disease Can Be Treated

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How Degenerative Disc Disease
      Can Be Treated
Degenerative disc disease is a spinal condition
mostly affecting the elderly population. It can
be treated effectively with non-surgical
procedures including physical therapy, proper
exercise,   chiropractic   treatment,    spinal
decompression, and more

Aging, physical strain, and misuse can cause
the inter-vertebral discs
to breakdown, leading to
the     spinal     condition
called degenerative disc
disease. Relief from this
condition depends on
proper diagnosis and the
use      of    the     right
treatment       techniques.
This is possible if you
approach       a      multi-
specialty    center     that
specializes       in     the
treatment of such painful spinal conditions.




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Causes and Symptoms

The success of any medical treatment depends
on finding the root causes of the problem.
Aging, back injury, prolonged overexertion,
obesity and genetic factors can affect the
elasticity, flexibility, and shock-absorbing
capacity of the inter-vertebral discs.

Symptoms may vary with patients depending
on whether the lower spine or cervical spine)
was affected. Some of the most common
symptoms of degenerative disc disease are

 •   Severe back pain during activity
 •   Muscle spasms
 •   Irritation and inflammation
 •   Difficulty in bending, lifting and twisting
 •   Tingling or numbness in legs and buttocks
 •   Difficulty in walking

Treatment

At a professional health center, the first step
would be careful diagnosis of the true cause of
your ailment using advanced techniques such
as an open MRI scan and thorough medical
examination.   After    this,   a   customized
treatment and pain management plan is
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carefully prepared which may consist of the
following measures:

 •   Physical    therapy:     Physical therapy
     exercises help relieve pain and relax the
     muscles of the neck. The treatment
     program may include ice or heat to
     eliminate muscle spasm and inflammation,
     Transcutaneous        Electrical    Nerve
     Stimulation (TENS) and much more.

 •   Medication: Medications prescribed could
     include   anti-inflammatory     medication,
     analgesics, oral or steroid injections, and
     muscle relaxants.

 •   Chiropractic     treatment:      Established
     healthcare    centers   may     also    offer
     chiropractic care, a widely popular option
     to treat back pain. The treatment involves
     manual adjustments of the neck and back
     by a qualified and trained chiropractor.
     These    adjustments    help    to   correct
     misalignments of the spinal column.

 •   Spinal decompression: This therapy is
     administered using an FDA approved spinal
     decompression machine. It works to create
     a negative pressure within the damaged

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       disc which pulls the herniated material
       back into the disc. This can reverse nerve
       impairment, mend the damaged spinal
       discs, and reduce the load of the spine.

A professional healthcare center would have a
team of specialists from various fields which
would ensure a comprehensive approach to
treatment and care. Utilizing advanced
modalities and proven treatment techniques to
resolve degenerative disc disease, the right
healthcare center can help patients can resume
their normal activities and return to an active
lifestyle.

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Description: Degenerative disc disease is a spinal condition mostly affecting the elderly population. It can be treated effectively with non-surgical procedures including physical therapy, proper exercise, chiropractic treatment, spinal decompression, and more