Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease occurs  when the discs between the  vertebrae of your spinal column  begin to deteriorate progressively.   These discs are  responsible for protecting your  vertebrae from shock and allowing your  spine to flex, bend, and twist.

As discs  deteriorate, their jelly-like center  starts to  push  out of  the  disc  and  press  on  surrounding nerves.  This compression is  what causes the  chronic pain in your back or neck.

What causes degenerative disc disease?

In addition to the natural effects of aging, wear and tear on your back from a fall, injury, or repetitive activity is the most common reason your discs deteriorate. If you regularly play sports, your discs may incur unusually high amounts of wear and tear.

What are the symptoms of degenerative disc disease?

You may experience most of the discomfort and pain of degenerative disc disease in your lower back or your neck. Pain ranges from mild discomfort to severe, chronic pain.

Symptoms of degenerative disc disease include:

  • Pain in your lower back, thighs, or buttocks
  • Pain in your neck
  • Radiating pain into your arms or legs
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Pain that worsens when sitting, bending, or twisting
  • Weakness
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Start Your Consultation

If you believe that your chronic neck or back pain is a sign of this condition, contact Advanced Spine & Disc to schedule a consultation with Dr. Clark. Each consultation with Dr. Clark includes:
  • a full examination of the your symptoms, limitations and pain history
  • a clear explanation of what current diagnostic imaging and other symptoms mean
  • specialized and effective treatment that can solve the cause—not just the symptoms—of your chronic pain

Dr. Clark enjoys helping many of his patients gain relief from their neck or back pain and get back to enjoying their lives. He will take the guesswork out of discovering the right treatment for you using proven, non-surgical methods. Advanced Spine & Disc’s state-of-the-art equipment, including the DRX9000 decompression machine, is another innovative feature that can help patients like you battle back against pain and get their life back.

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