Degenerative disc disease is a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age.
It can occur throughout the spine, but generally affects the lower back and the neck, which can result in a chronic painful condition known as spinal stenosis.
Many people have no pain, while others experience severe pain that limits their activities. The pain often gets worse from bending, twisting, and reaching up. In some cases, there may be a numbness or tingling sensation in the arms or legs.
To temporarily relieve symptoms of degenerative disc disease at home, put ice or heat on the affected area and take anti-inflammatory medications. Stretching and strengthening exercises are also recommended. Surgery is a possibility, but involves removing the damaged disc and fusing the bone. At Alternative Disc Therapy, we make use of minimally invasive therapies to help you restore back function, including ozone disc injections and autologous bone marrow stem cell treatments.
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