Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
About Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
Lumbar degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine, or lower back, refers to a disease in which ageing, and wear and tear on a spinal disc cause pain in the lower back.
Intervertebral discs are strong, thread-like structures that act as supporting muscles between vertebrae, soak in pressure, and supply support for the spinal column. Discs are pliable yet vigorous enough to ease motion such as bending forward, backward, and side to side.
Rubber-like discs in the middle of the vertebrae normally allow for flexing and bending of the back, like shock absorbers. As you get older, they do not provide much protection. Disc degeneration disease mostly happens in the cervical spine or lumbar spine, as these areas of the spine are mostly in the motion and are most likely to wear and tear. Due to lumbar degenerative disc disease, it may cause pain in the back and which leads toward the legs.
These are the most common symptoms of lumbar degenerated disc disease:
- Muscle Spasms
- Stiffness in the back
- Tingling and numbness in the legs
- Severe pain while bending and twisting
- Spinal instability
- Soreness while holding heavy objects
- Decreased pain while resting
Our spine surgeons find out about the disease through CT scan and MRI. There are many treatment options like:
- Pain Relief Medications
- Physical Therapy
- Facet Rhizotomy
- Spinal fusion
- Laser Surgery
- Physical therapy
- Lumbar Laminectomy Surgery for Spinal Stenosis.
Our compassionate spine specialists are board-certified who deliver the right pain management and provide the best lumbar degenerative disc treatments in NJ. The goal of our spine surgeons is to achieve the best treatment and result of lumbar degenerative disc surgery in NJ for our patients.
Complete Medical Wellness offers our patients the most innovative diagnostic and treatment technologies and procedures, such as specified spine imaging, minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal fusion surgery, and laser spine surgery and endoscopic surgery by our specially-trained lumbar spine surgeons in NJ.