Degenerative disk disease is a condition of the spine that mostly affects older people, leading to pain and reduced function of the spinal disks.
The spinal disks are soft, cushion-like structures situated between the vertebrae, which serve as shock absorbers and enable spinal flexibility. With the passage of time, the spinal disks gradually deteriorate, resulting in decreased flexibility and diminished shock absorption capabilities.
If you have symptoms of degenerative disk disease, it’s important to work closely with a healthcare specialist to develop a personalized treatment plan.
Degenerative disk disease typically causes pain in the lower back or neck, although it can also affect other areas of the spine.
Some people experience a dull ache or stiffness, while others may have sharp or shooting pain. The pain may also be accompanied by other symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or weakness.
Degenerative disk disease is a common condition that can affect individuals of all ages, although it is more prevalent in older adults.
“Degenerative disk disease is a complex condition that can vary from person to person. Because of this, personalized treatment is essential for managing symptoms effectively. At Legent, we tailor treatment plans to meet your unique needs so we can optimize outcomes and help you maintain your quality of life."
Our healthcare assistants will talk about what’s bothering you, how we can help and book you the next available appointment.
Whether you need pain relief, an MRI or a procedure, our team of leading orthopedic specialists is here to help.
We’re here to help with every step of your journey, from diagnosis and pain management to surgery and living life fully again.