Understanding Degenerative Disc Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
At Long Island Brain & Spine, we empathize with the discomfort and uncertainty of living with degenerative disc disease. This condition involves the degeneration or damage of the intervertebral disc in the spine, causing various levels of pain and other symptoms.
Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease
Several genetic or lifestyle-related influences can cause discs to damage or degenerate. Here’s some specific ones:
Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease can lead to various symptoms, depending on whether the lumbar disc or cervical spine is affected. It's also common for this disease to coincide with other spinal conditions like spinal stenosis or disc herniation. Common symptoms include:
Treatment Options for Degenerative Disc Disease
Our Long Island Brain & Spine experts will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that best suits your needs and lifestyle. Treatments can range from non-operational to surgical options, depending on the severity of your case. Some treatment options are:
Living with degenerative disc disease can be challenging, but you don't have to face it alone. Our Long Island Brain & Spine team is committed to providing relief and effective treatment options for degenerative disc disease. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your treatment options, whether it involves a CT scan for diagnosis, facet joint injections for pain relief, or surgery for long-term resolution. We're here to help you navigate this journey.