Degenerative Disc Disease2018-08-22T12:09:57-07:00

Is The Pain Keeping You Up At Night Caused By

Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative Disc Disease Important Facts

Degenerative disc disease:

  • Degenerative disc disease is a state of deterioration and dehydration and not technically a disease.

  • Causes your discs to become more unstable and like to fail due to physical stress. Weakness can result in the disc fibers tearing and other complications that may include: disc bulging, osteoarthritis ad disc herniation.

  • May be caused by a combination of repetitive trauma, poor dietary and exercise habits and the general aging process.

  • Occurs in four phases: Phase I results in spinal curvature.  The discs, joints and nerves begin to age faster than usual.  In Phase II you often experience pain, stress and fatigue.  Discs begin to narrow and bones deform.  Phase III often causes loss of energy and height, nerve damage and deforming of bones and discs.  Phase IV is irreversable and permanent with nerve damage, scar tissue and deformation as the surrounding vertebrae fuse together.

Degenerative Disc Disease Can Cause

Predisposition to excessive wear and tear on discs and joints

A back injury related to the aging process.

Aging of the spine

A reduction in the amount of water in your discs, which is required to help absorb the impact of movement

How To Test For Degenerative Disc Disease

Doctors typically use a number of diagnostic tests in order to effectively determine the best therapy for your pain. Doctors typically diagnose  degenerative discs by using a physical and neurological exam.

Degenerative disc disease can be tricky to diagnose due to its gradual onset and related problems including spinal stenosis and herniated disc.

Following are common tests your doctor may perform to collect as much data on your condition as possible to support your therapy treatment recommendation:

X-rays:

An x-ray allows the doctor to see your bones, joints and any possible degenerative lesions in the spine. It does not allow him to evaluate the soft tissue such as muscles and ligaments.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI):

An MRI is a common test used to evaluate the soft tissues in the body, especially the spine’s discs, joints, nerves and bones.  The test is prescribed in a weight bearing mode to better evaluate the interverbal disc spaces.

Cat Scan (CT):

This test used when the doctor suspects problems with your bones or when you are unable to obtain an MRI.

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  • Surgery
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Treatment For Degenerative Disc Disease

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