The Spine Care Center in Manassas offers affordable and effective degenerative disc treatments that can help you live a healthier, happier life. You can learn more about the causes and symptoms of degenerative disc disease below, and you can get in touch with our office through this page to schedule an appointment to learn more about degenerative disc treatment in Manassas.
Throughout your life, you put a lot of pressure on the discs in your spine. These discs sit between your spine bones (vertebrae) and cushion them. However, with age and repeated use, these discs can start to wear out. They may become thinner, weaker, or more brittle. This condition is known as degenerative disc disease.
Degenerative disc disease is a very common cause of back pain. It can also cause other spine conditions such as:
Degenerative disc disease refers to the damage caused to the discs of your spine. Other conditions, such as arthritis of the spine, can occur at the same time as degenerative disc disease. Since both conditions can cause back pain, it’s important that you receive an accurate diagnosis from an experienced spine doctor.
You may have degenerative disc disease for years without any symptoms. However, if your discs become so damaged that they put pressure on your nerves, then you may experience symptoms such as:
Though degenerative disc disease can’t be reversed, a spine care expert can provide you with effective treatments intended to relieve these symptoms.
During your appointment, your doctor will ask you a series of questions about your back pain in order to provide you with an accurate diagnosis. They may ask where it occurs and if certain movements aggravate or relieve it.
Your doctor will also conduct a physical examination of your spine. They may ask you to perform a few simple motions to see how they affect your back.
To determine the cause of your pain, your doctor will order imaging tests like X-rays or MRIs. These tests can help your doctor determine if your discs are the cause of your pain, or if your pain is caused by another condition.
At The Spine Care Center, our experienced physicians have helped thousands of patients find relief from degenerative disc disease. Their dedication to helping patients find lasting pain relief has earned them repeated recognition as Top Doctors in both the Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazine.
We provide personalized treatment to each and every client who is diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. Your treatment plan is designed to effectively relieve your pain without disrupting your lifestyle. Your individualized plan may include:
More than 90 percent of our patients achieve long-term pain relief without having to resort to surgery. Our spine surgeon, Faisal Siddiqui, MD, is committed to ensuring that only patients who are good candidates for surgery undergo procedures. His attentive approach to spinal care helps all patients receive the most effective treatment for their pain.
Improve your spine health and find relief from degenerative disc disease pain in Manassas. Call The Spine Care Center today or request an appointment online to take the first steps toward a pain-free life.