Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) refers to the arthritic changes in the spinal discs as you grow older. Characterized as soft, the compressible spinal discs allow flexibility and movement. Degenerative disc disease occurs in the lower back and the neck. The changes in the discs cause pain in the neck, back or both and radiating pain to arms or legs. Degenerative Disc Disease may lead to bulging or herniated disc, and spinal stenosis which cause more severe pain.
Two primary reasons cause degenerative disc disease — the loss of fluid in the discs and tiny tears in the disc’s outer layer. If you feel a tingling or numbness sensation in your buttocks or legs or you are unable to walk without pain, you may have degenerative disc disease.
To treat the pain, you can visit a physiotherapist who will work with you to reduce the pain and restore complete mobility in your spine by teaching you exercises related to strengthening your core muscles, neck and back.
At Physiomobility, we have a team of qualified professionals who offer specialized treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you have a chronic medical condition, such as arthritis, or you have experienced a sports injury, or suffer from dizziness and vertigo our experienced physiotherapists will provide you a personalized treatment, offering you relief from pain and discomfort and enabling you to get back to your usual activities quickly.