Spinal degeneration is a normal part of the aging process. The discs in the spine constantly deal with the tension and stress we put on our bodies, and over time, they become worn and less effective. Natural wear and tear causes the cartilage within the discs to become brittle and less flexible, causing pain and other problematic symptoms.
Our bodies work like machines, in the sense that there is always a greater chance for the parts we use frequently to break down or become less effective. The spine is one of the most commonly used parts of the body, which is why so many patients experience the symptoms of spinal degeneration as they age. The tension and stress the spine endures throughout a person’s life will eventually lead to a degenerative spine. Other conditions that may arise from spinal degeneration include, but are not limited to:
The tension and stress the spine endures throughout the years will eventually lead to a degenerative spine. Other conditions that may arise from degenerative spine are:
Symptoms of radicular pain into the arms or legs are the most common. Numbness, tingling, tenderness, weakness, restricted motion, and lack of flexibility may occur as well in the extremities.
When you come to The Spine Care Center in Manassas, you will be provided with a thorough evaluation and a thoughtful treatment plan designed to help you manage your pain and prevent further progression. Degeneration of the spine can accelerate if not properly managed, and we will work to ensure that your symptoms are properly addressed. After performing diagnostic imaging via X-rays, MRI scans, or CT scans, our doctors can localize the degeneration and provide you with excellent and effective care.
Treatment plans may include:
Your customized treatment plan for degenerative spine will be presented by your spine care expert after we have had an opportunity to fully evaluate your condition. Please contact our office to learn more about treatment for spinal degeneration.