Explaining Degenerative Disc Disease, Symptoms, & Treatments

By November 16, 2017Blog, General, News

Degenerative Disc Disease is a condition that may develop as you age. Many people seek treatment for this syndrome at Georgia Neurosurgical Institute due to the intense pain it causes in the neck and back. Fortunately, we have expert surgeons and innovative technology that can help!

Call us at 478-743-7092 to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions.

Consider the symptoms and available treatments of Degenerative Disc Disease:

Degenerative Disc Disease & Its Symptoms

Degenerative Disc Disease refers to a condition that involves a weakened or damaged disc. When the compromised disc is located in the spine, it is common to feel pain or pressure in the lower back.

Pain occurs because the spinal discs that are supposed to act as shock absorbers have been worn down. This causes your vertebrae to rub against each other causing immense discomfort. The continuous wearing down of these discs can lead to neck or back pain, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, or herniated discs.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, contact us immediately:

  • Activities such as bending or twisting increases your pain
  • Changing positions alleviates your back pain
  • Intense pain while sitting or standing
  • Pain that comes in waves

Available Treatments at Georgia Neurosurgical Institute

Thankfully, the team at Georgia Neurosurgical Institute can help. Taking into account the specifics of your condition, we can decide exactly which treatment can help you. Three of our many available treatments include:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Spinal Fusion (Lumbar)
  • Lumbar Disc Microsurgery

We want you to be free of your back and neck pain that is associated with Degenerative Disc Disease. Allow the experts at Georgia Neurosurgical Institute to help! Contact us today to learn more about our available treatments and to schedule an appointment.