Treating Degenerative Disc Disease
Age-related changes in the soft discs between vertebral bones are referred to as degenerative disc disease. This condition can lead to pain, movement limitations and other symptoms.
The soft discs between vertebral bones of the spine absorb stress and permit spine movement. Those who have degenerative disc disease typically feel the symptoms most in the neck and lower back areas.
Most of the time, this condition is treated conservatively; however, when surgery is used, it usually involves removal of the disc and fusion of adjacent vertebrae. The doctors at Austin Sports Medicine will create a personalized treatment plan for you.