Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) is the gradual degeneration of the
discs that reside between the vertebrae in the spine.
North American Spine can treat the pain symptoms associated with DDD.
Our partner physicians will first pinpoint the exact source or sources of chronic back pain, which is a critical step in proper treatment, and then, using a laser and other tools, is used to shrink the bulges and seal the cracks of the degenerative disc. This can halt or slow continued degeneration and the inflammatory process which is causing the pain and symptoms.
By eliminating most or all of the pain associated with degenerative disc disease, the patient is allowed a better quality of life.
“I am now able to go back to the gym 5 days a week…”
Jerry P., Age 49, Location: CO. Diagnosis: Multilevel Degenerative Disc Disease affecting the disks between L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1. Herniated disks with annular tears causing nerve inflammation and lower back pain.
Post-Surgery Outcome:I was given a prescription for pain medicine that I filled after the surgery, but I never needed to take it. In fact, my wife and went to dinner that night after the surgery. As each day passed, the surgery pain got less and after about 14 days, I was totally pain free. Seven days after the surgery I began walking on my lunch break and within two days, I was up to 3 miles. I am now able to go back to the gym 5 days a week and I just started to jog again after getting away from it for ten years. I no longer take ibuprofen and I continue to be pain free. I totally recommend this surgery and I have to say for a medical procedure it was a pretty good experience.
Learn More About Degenerative Disc Disease
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- Degenerative Disc Disease Symptoms
- Types of Degenerative Disc Disease
- Degenerative Disc Disease Diagnosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment Options
- Degenerative Disc Disease Prevention