Disc fusion surgery is often recommended for degenerative disc disease. There have been several innovations including pedical screws, fusion cages, and artificial discs but these technological advances have not translated into improved outcomes. In fact, studies show that surgery for degenerative disc disease is associated with increased disability and higher opiate use. We have adopted a unique approach that combines holistic therapy with evidence-based treatment protocols. This ensures quick and last pain relief from back pain caused by degenerative disc disease.
The Most Technologically Advanced Spine Diagnostic Test
MRI and X-ray tests are the most common conventional diagnostic tools for back ailments. These tests detects damage to bone and tissue but they cannot pinpoint weakened muscles that cause or exacerbate the problem. Our advanced spine function tests, can identify weakened muscles. This allows spine specialists to provide precise and targeted treatment for quick but lasting pain relief.
Physiotherapy: Non-Pharmacological Pain Management
Degenerative disc disease causes pain at the site of the damaged disc, which is generally in the lower back. COX-2 inhibitors are among the most commonly used NSAIDs for degenerative disc disease back pain. However, these are strong medications that increase the risk of upper respiratory tract infections including pharyngitis, sinusitis, and rhinitis. These drugs also increase the risk of more serious adverse reactions including gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, and perforation of the intestine and stomach.
We provides non-pharmacological pain management methods such as Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM). This is a technologically-advanced method of pain management that utilizes low levels of electric current to reduce pain and promote tissue repair. This helps to decrease the inflammation around an affected disc.
The McKenzie Method is an effective physical therapy system to correct and stabilize spinal alignment. Medical movements such as the Global Stabilization System and kinetic control focus on improving mobility, reducing pain, and reducing the risk of pain recurrence.
Smokers, those who are overweight, and people who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of suffering from degenerative disc disease. If you suspect that you have degenerative disc disease, visit a spine specialist as soon as possible.