Expert Spine Care for Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of low back and neck pain. If you’re suffering from this condition and it is starting to interfere with your quality of life, consider turning to the professionals at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute. We offer compassionate care and helpful treatment for those with degenerative disc disease and a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Our board-certified physicians are specialized in the work they do and can provide you with a personalized and comprehensive treatment plan to help alleviate your pain and increase your mobility.
What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?
Degenerative disc disease refers to symptoms of neck and back pain that are caused by wear and tear on a spinal disc. Spinal discs are gel-like structures situated between the bony vertebrae. Primarily composed of water, the discs act as shock absorbers for the spine, enabling it to bend and flex. With age, the spinal discs can begin to dehydrate and become stiffer, eventually breaking down and deteriorating. While this condition may cause no symptoms in some individuals, it can become chronic and debilitating in others. When there are symptoms, they usually involve pain, weakness, tingling, and numbness in the neck or back that radiates to another area.
We Can Help
At Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, we provide top-of-the-line spine care for individuals living with degenerative disc disease. When you come to one of our state-of-the-art facilities in Freehold or Monroe Township, New Jersey, you will be diagnosed and on the road to recovery as soon as possible. In fact, many of our patients schedule same-day appointments. Your specialist may initially recommend conservative treatment, such as:
- Medical acupuncture
- Massage therapy
- Physical therapy
- Epidural and transforaminal steroid injections
If surgery is needed, we will arrange a consultation to figure out what treatments are the best option for you. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons are adept at performing both minimally invasive and motion-preserving spine surgeries, which involve less recovery time and scarring than open-back surgeries.
If you’d like to learn more about how we treat degenerative disc disease, contact Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute today. We have facilities located in Freehold and Monroe Township, NJ.