How Do I Know if I Have Degenerative Disc Disease?
Symptoms of degenerative disc disease usually include mild pain in the area affected that worsens as more pressure is placed on it. Numbness, tingling, and radiating pain are often felt in the arms or legs, depending on where the disc degeneration is occurring. When the degeneration is in the neck symptoms will be felt in the shoulders and arms. If the degenerated disc is in the lower back, symptoms will be felt in the legs. Symptoms of degenerative disc disease will worsen as the condition progresses if not treated.
Do you have any of these symptoms and think you may be suffering from degenerative disc disease? We have a quick and easy tool to help gather some information from you to help us determine what your problem is and get you on the road to recovery.
What Degenerative Disc Treatment is Right for Me?
Early degenerative disc treatment includes anti-inflammatory medications, the application of heat and ice, and exercise to strengthen back muscles that provide support to the spinal structure. Further conservative treatment usually requires the patient to undergo physical therapy. Only once conservative treatments have been exhausted should surgery be considered.
OLSS provides numerous degenerative disc treatment options and doctors who are experienced in the most advanced treatments.
The real question is: What treatment is best to treat your degenerative disc disease? Use our Treatment Match tool to quickly get started in finding the right treatment for you.