Degenerative Disc Disease Therapy Questions and Answers
Dr. Morchower at OmniSpine Pain Management offers degenerative disc disease therapy. If you have lower back pain and degenerative disc disease, come visit us to help manage your degenerative disc disease. Call or visit us at a location near you. We serve patients from Mesquite TX, Frisco TX, DeSoto TX, Dallas TX, Plano TX, Garland TX, and Denton TX. Keep reading if you have any questions for us!
Can a degenerating disc ever heal?
With age comes joint wear, including wear in the spine. This wear is a form of arthritis, a condition in which the cartilage in a joint wears down and away. This doesn’t necessarily hurt for a patient, but it can hurt and cause other symptoms and certain complications, so the patient might want to address the issue. The big problem is that arthritis doesn’t heal on its own or even with professional treatment. The condition can worsen too. However, there are ways of slowing the progression of the condition and easing symptoms.
What can be done for degenerative discs?
Treatment depends on the severity of the symptoms. Sometimes the symptoms are only stiffness and soreness, and these can be treated with icing or heat, as well as a gentle stretching program for the spine. If this doesn’t work for a patient or if the symptoms are more significant, then medication can help relieve symptoms. If another treatment is necessary, a prescription medication can be provided, but there are other treatment options too!
What is the best treatment for degenerative disc disease?
Professional treatment may be necessary to control the symptoms of degenerative disc disease. For a case of arthritis that isn’t severe, prescription medication may be enough, or for a case that is more severe, other treatment may be necessary. Surgery may be necessary in some cases, but there definitely are other options for many patients, including those patients who don’t want to take medication! The best treatment is the one that works for you. There are many potential options, like chiropractic manipulation, TENS treatment, certain injections, and physical therapy. Read on to learn about these options.
Will physical therapy help degenerative disc disease?
There’s a good chance physical therapy will help, yes! This therapy can help you strengthen your back, neck, and core muscles significantly to support your spine better, help compensate for the arthritis damage, and possibly reduce your pain. Physical therapy may be all you need for your treatment, or it can be combined with other treatments. It is best to talk to your doctor about your best plan of action, as each individual needs a different treatment plan.
What are some of the treatments you offer at your clinic?
At OmniSpine Pain Management, we provide:
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Steroid injections
- Facet joint injections
- Medial branch blocks
- Radiofrequency (RF) nerve ablation
- Fluoroscopic-guided spine injections
- Lumbar sympathetic blocks
- Spinal nerve blocks
- Spinal cord stimulation therapy
- And much more
Connect with our clinic today to learn more about these treatments for pain, inflammation, and immobility.
Where can I get degenerative disc disease therapy?
You can get any of the treatments we mentioned above, and more, right here at OmniSpine Pain Management! We have multiple locations in Texas (in Frisco, Mesquite, and DeSoto), so please see our Locations page for their addresses and contact information, then call us at the location near you. We’d be very happy to see you for a simple consultation and discuss your treatment options with you.
We look forward to seeing you soon here at OmniSpine Pain Management!