Alexander Bone & Spine Institute

UNDERSTANDING DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE

time, will separate from the spine. It is a common condition, often occurring due to aging. It does not refer to a specific type of disease, but rather to the symptoms associated with degenerative discs. These symptoms may include numbness, weakness, and general pain.

While the condition will vary in severity with each patient, at Alexander Bone and Spine Institute, our goal is to ensure that our patients are receiving the maximum and most effective care and treatment for their condition. Living a life full of pain is living a life incomplete—that is why we want to help make you feel whole again.

We are focused on providing comprehensive patient care. Book your appointment today!

What Are the Symptoms?

Degenerative disc disease affects each person differently, even for the same type of injury. One patient may experience no pain and show no symptoms while another may find that the disease is severely limiting their mobility, range of motion, and overall quality of life. Each disc in the spine is connected to a particular location, and so a disc problem that radiates from the lower back can affect the legs and buttocks, for example.

Some of the signs of degenerative disc disease:

  • Pain that worsens with activity or movement, such as twisting the or bending down
  • Chronic and nagging pain that refuses to subside or becomes crippling or disabling
  • Being in certain positions, whether standing, lying down, or sitting, that worsen the pain
  • Relief comes while walking or changing positions every so often

As Ft. Lauderdale spine specialists, we have seen degenerative disc disease triggered in numerous ways. Sometimes it occurs after a traumatic accident, such as a car accident, and even minor injuries such as bending over to pick up a heavy item. We at Alexander Bone and Spine Institute can use a variety of diagnostic techniques to determine where the affected disc or area is, and come up with a customized treatment plan based on your needs, your medical history, and other relevant factors.

If you would like to discuss your condition, let us help you find relief! Contact us today to request your appointment.