Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment at Spine Care New Jersey in Freehold, NJ
Degenerative disc disease is a chronic condition that is characterized by a weakening of one or more of the spinal discs, which act as cushions between the vertebrae. Oftentimes, the condition develops as part of the natural aging process, but it can also result from a traumatic injury to the neck or back.
While spinal degeneration does not always cause symptoms, it can lead to neck or back pain, tingling, numbness, weakness, and other types of discomfort. When this occurs, the key to finding relief is a proper diagnosis. For this, many individuals in the Freehold, NJ, area turn to Spine Care New Jersey. We provide area residents with convenient access to a center of excellence for spinal conditions and spine-related issues. In addition to degenerative disc disease, we treat spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, scoliosis, spinal arthritis, herniated discs, spondylolisthesis, and sports-related spinal injuries.
In most cases, degenerative disc disease can be effectively managed with nonsurgical treatments. For instance, after confirming a diagnosis, the spine experts at Spine Care New Jersey in Freehold, may recommend one or a combination of the following options:
- Physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Chiropractic manipulative therapy
- Behavioral and lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and smoking cessation
In general, if conservative treatment does not provide sufficient relief within two to three months, surgery may be considered. Additionally, a surgical procedure may also be recommended if pain in the back or legs restricts daily activities, such as standing and walking, or if there is numbness or weakness in the legs. Depending on a patient’s specific needs, the surgeons at Spine Care New Jersey may recommend spinal disc replacement or another type of procedure.
If you’d like to learn more about the degenerative disc disease treatment options available at Spine Care New Jersey, contact us to schedule a consultation at our office in Freehold, NJ.