Everything you need to know about Degenerative disk disease

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What is Degenerative disk disease?

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.

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What are the symptoms of Degenerative disk disease?

Where does it hurt?

Degenerative disk disease typically causes pain in the lower back or neck, although it can also affect other areas of the spine.

What does it feel like?

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.

Who does it affect?

Degenerative disk disease is a common condition that can affect individuals of all ages, although it is more prevalent in older adults.

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“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."

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Degenerative disk disease treatments to get you back on your feet

Legent Health has a wide range of insurance-friendly procedures to treat Degenerative disk disease.
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NSAIDs and corticosteroids

NSAIDs and corticosteroids

Prescription-strength painkillers, muscle relaxants and short courses of corticosteroids can help keep the pain at bay.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy

A physical therapist can teach you exercises to stretch and strengthen your back, neck, and shoulder muscles to relieve pain.

Spinal surgery

Spinal surgery

Procedures like discectomy, spinal fusion, and artificial disc replacement can be used as a more permanent solution to disk degeneration.

Epidural injections

Epidural injections

Corticosteroid injections in your spine can help to reduce inflammation and reduce the pain.