Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment
Diagnosis & Treatment for Spinal Arthritis
Roughly 90% of the population develops degenerative disc disease at some point in their lifetime. Spinal degeneration is inevitable for most people, but that does not mean it’s untreatable. Degenerative disc disease, or “arthritis of the spine,” is a progressive condition that can begin as early as your teenage years.
This condition asymptomatic for many people and may never require treatment, but for those who develop the condition early, intervention should be taken to ensure your spine stays healthy and strong for years to come.
At Biscup Spine, we utilize the latest in evidence-based practices to treat degenerative disc disease. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
What Degenerative Disc Disease Means & When to Seek Treatment
Spinal discs are round, rubbery pieces of cartilage that absorb impact to the spine. For individuals with degenerative disc disease, these discs will wear down over time. It may start naturally or can be initiated by a spinal injury. Treatment for degenerative disc disease is typically recommended who suffer chronic back pains as a result of the condition.
You may require treatment for degenerative disc disease if you suffer from:
Back or neck pain that lasts more than a month
Painful muscle spasms
Pain when maintaining a sitting or standing position
Difficulty bending down or twisting your body
Back or neck pain that is temporary but severe
There is no “cure” at this time for degenerative disc disease; rather, the various symptoms and associated conditions are treated. Dr. Robert S. Biscup may recommend several different treatments depending on the severity of your symptoms and risk factors.
Some treatments for degenerative disc disease symptoms include:
- Spinal traction
- Core strengthening exercises
- Physical therapy
- Disc replacement surgery
- Disc stabilization arthroplasty
- Adult stem cell and platelet-rich plasma therapy
We Want to Help You Find the Ideal Treatment for Your Back Pain
Biscup Spine is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. As a patient, you will work one-on-one with world-renown spinal expert Dr. Robert S. Biscup, who is familiar with a variety of noninvasive and surgicaltreatments for degenerative disc disease. Our team will act as your guide to spinal health and will help you determine whether or not spinal surgery is a necessary treatment for your condition.
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Robert S. Biscup today by calling (800) 533-7313.