Degenerative disc disease is a term used to describe conditions in which there is progressive damage to the intervertebral discs. Walking can help treat degenerative disc disease since it's a mild form of physical therapy, which is good for your spine and joints. Read more: Does Walking Help Degenerative Disc Disease? Article
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Low Back Pain: 11 Stretches & Exercises for Relief
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Back Pain: 16 Back Pain Truths and Myths
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Lower Back Pain (Lumbar Spine Pain)
There are many causes of back pain. Pain in the low back can relate to the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the low back, internal organs of the pelvis, and abdomen, and the skin covering the lumbar area.
A herniated disc may be caused by injury or degeneration from age. Symptoms depend on the location of the herniation and whether nerve tissue is being irritated. An MRI or CT scan is performed to diagnose a herniated disc. Treatment may involve physical therapy, cortisone injection, pain medications, anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, and surgery.
What Is the Best Treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease?
Learn what medical treatments can help ease your degenerative disc disease symptoms and speed up your recovery.
Degenerative Disc Disease and Sciatica
Degenerative disc disease makes the disc more susceptible to herniation (rupture) which can lead to localized or radiating pain. The pain from degenerative disc or joint disease of the spine is usually treated conservatively with intermittent heat, rest, rehabilitative exercises and medications to relieve pain, muscle spasm and inflammation.
How Do You Fix a Herniated Disc?
Learn how to tell if you have a herniated disc, and what medical treatments are available to you.
How Can I Prevent Degenerative Disc Disease From Getting Worse?
Degenerative disc disease is the natural wear and tear on your spinal discs as you age. Prevent degenerative disc disease from getting worse by exercising regularly, eating well, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking.
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