Degenerative Disc Disease

What You Should Know about Degenerative Disc Disease

Spine Injury Accident Leaders provide pain management services in Cerritos, Corona, San Diego, Northridge, Orange, San Bernardino, San Jacinto, Santa Ana, Laguna Hills, Upland Hesperia, San Gabriel, and San Jose. They offer pain relief treatments for those suffering from degenerative disc disease. Read on to learn more about this condition and how Spine Injury Accident Leaders can help you.

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What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a condition that can occur when the discs between the vertebrae of the spine begin to break down. The discs act as cushions and help keep the spine flexible. However, they can lose water and become unable to cushion the vertebrae. This reduction can lead to pain, stiffness, and other problems, such as numbness or weakness.

Degenerative disc disease is most common in people over 40, and it is more likely to occur if there is a family history. Treatment typically involves pain relief and exercise, although surgery may sometimes be necessary.

What Causes Degenerative Disc Disease?

The most common cause of DDD is the natural aging process, which causes the water content of the discs to decrease and makes them less able to cushion and absorb shock. Other risk factors for DDD include injury or trauma to the spine, obesity, or repetitive motion. In severe cases, DDD can lead to nerve damage and paralysis.

Pain Management for Degenerative Disc Disease

If you suffer from degenerative disc disease, our medical doctors use several pain management techniques to alleviate the pain. These techniques are included below:

Steroid Injections

Steroid injections can help reduce pain and inflammation. The steroids are injected directly into the affected area and work by reducing the production of inflammatory chemicals. This injection can help relieve pain and improve your range of motion.

Medications

Medications help relieve pain and inflammation. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen, are often effective. However, stronger pain medications may be necessary.

Medical Branch Block

A medical branch block is a procedure in which the nerves that supply the affected area are temporarily blocked. This block can help relieve pain and allow you to move more quickly. A common example is an epidermal. In other words, a lower spine block that reduces discomfort during delivery.

Exercise

Exercise is an integral part of treatment for degenerative disc disease. It helps improve the range of motion and strengthen the muscles that support the spine. Physical therapy can be an effective way to start an exercise program.

Get Pain Relief Treatment Today

If you are suffering from DDD, contact Spine Injury Accident Leaders today to schedule an appointment. Our team of experienced medical doctors serves patients in Cerritos, Corona, San Diego, Northridge, Orange, San Bernardino, San Jacinto, Laguna Hills, Santa Ana, Upland Hesperia, San Gabriel, and San Jose. We provide various treatment options for DDD that can help you find relief from pain and improve your quality of life. So don't wait any longer to get the treatment you need. Instead, schedule an appointment with Spine Injury Accident Leaders today by calling (833) 786-7246.

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