Degenerative disc articles

Degenerative disc disease is a type of degenerative spine condition that develops with the natural aging process. Over time, the vertebrae of the spine become compressed under weight gain and repetitive motion, causing the disc between each set of vertebrae to slowly deteriorate.

Patients with degenerative disc disease often experience symptoms of chronic and sharp pain with certain movements and/or stiffness in the joints. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should consult your physician to determine the cause of your symptoms and the treatment options available to you. If you are diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, your physician will likely advise you to begin a regimen of conservative treatment. Most cases of degenerative disc disease can be treated effectively with conservative therapies, though some severe cases of the condition may require surgical treatment.

At Laser Spine Institute, we believe that patients should be given the right information to make an informed decision about their spine care needs. As you continue to research your spine condition, we encourage you to take advantage of our extensive library of articles about degenerative disc disease. If you still have questions, please contact our Care Team for more information.

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