How degenerative disc disease can be treated


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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

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How degenerative disc disease can be treated

  1. 1. 1-718-769-2521How Degenerative Disc DiseaseCan Be TreatedDegenerative disc disease is a spinal conditionmostly affecting the elderly population. It canbe treated effectively with non-surgicalprocedures including physical therapy, properexercise, chiropractic treatment, spinaldecompression, and moreAging, physical strain, and misuse can causethe inter-vertebral discsto breakdown, leading tothe spinal conditioncalled degenerative discdisease. Relief from thiscondition depends onproper diagnosis and theuse of the righttreatment techniques.This is possible if youapproach a multi-specialty center thatspecializes in thetreatment of such painful spinal conditions. 1-718-769-2521
  2. 2. 1-718-769-2521Causes and SymptomsThe success of any medical treatment dependson finding the root causes of the problem.Aging, back injury, prolonged overexertion,obesity and genetic factors can affect theelasticity, flexibility, and shock-absorbingcapacity of the inter-vertebral discs.Symptoms may vary with patients dependingon whether the lower spine or cervical spine)was affected. Some of the most commonsymptoms 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 walkingTreatmentAt a professional health center, the first stepwould be careful diagnosis of the true cause ofyour ailment using advanced techniques suchas an open MRI scan and thorough medicalexamination. After this, a customizedtreatment and pain management plan is 1-718-769-2521
  3. 3. 1-718-769-2521carefully prepared which may consist of thefollowing measures:• Physical therapy: Physical therapyexercises help relieve pain and relax themuscles of the neck. The treatmentprogram may include ice or heat toeliminate muscle spasm and inflammation,Transcutaneous Electrical NerveStimulation (TENS) and much more.• Medication: Medications prescribed couldinclude anti-inflammatory medication,analgesics, oral or steroid injections, andmuscle relaxants.• Chiropractic treatment: Establishedhealthcare centers may also offerchiropractic care, a widely popular optionto treat back pain. The treatment involvesmanual adjustments of the neck and backby a qualified and trained chiropractor.These adjustments help to correctmisalignments of the spinal column.• Spinal decompression: This therapy isadministered using an FDA approved spinaldecompression machine. It works to createa negative pressure within the damaged 1-718-769-2521
  4. 4. 1-718-769-2521disc which pulls the herniated materialback into the disc. This can reverse nerveimpairment, mend the damaged spinaldiscs, and reduce the load of the spine.A professional healthcare center would have ateam of specialists from various fields whichwould ensure a comprehensive approach totreatment and care. Utilizing advancedmodalities and proven treatment techniques toresolve degenerative disc disease, the righthealthcare center can help patients can resumetheir normal activities and return to an activelifestyle.Posted by: HealthQuest 1-718-769-2521