Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Degenerative Disc Surgery Chennai

Spinal cord discs are the small cushions that fit between each vertebra. Due to aging these discs can "dry out" and begin to crack, resulting in less cushioning between the vertebrae. This is called as degenerative disc disease. Degenerative disc disease leads to pinching of nerves that cause tingling, numbness, pain, or even muscle weakness. 

Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment in Chennai

Degenerative Disc Disease can affect any part of the spine, although common sites are the lumbar and cervical spine. Degenerative disc disease is a common cause of neck and especially low back pain. Disc degeneration is a normal part of aging and usually is not a problem but sometimes it become problematic if it affects disc height such as causing discs to lose height, become thin, and stiffen. Lost disc height narrows spinal nerve root passageways between vertebral bodies and may lead to nerve impingement, lost joint space, inflammation, pain, and micro instability.

Degenerative disc disease causes :

Degenerative disc disease may result from

  • Trauma
  • Infection
  • Natural processes of aging. 

Degenerative disc disease Symptoms :

Degenerative disc disease symptoms may be similar to disc herniation or bulging disc. Cervical degenerative disc disease cause, upper back pain, shoulder and neck pain. Chief complaints associated with lumbar degenerative disc disease include low back, buttock, and/or thigh pain. 

Other symptoms include numbness, tingling, muscle spasms, and weakness. 

Treatments for Degenerative Disc Disease :

For most people, degenerative disc disease can be successfully treated with non-surgical treatments like physical therapy and exercise. Surgery is only considered when if patients have not achieved relief over six months of conservative care surgery is preferred.

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