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4 Signs of Degenerative Disc Disease

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Depending on the person, you may experience minimal to severe symptoms of degenerative disc disease. The important part of this condition is acting on your suspicions when you start to notice symptoms! If you notice any of the following signs of degenerative disc disease, please contact our team today.

Certain Activities Increase Your Pain

Certain activities, such as bending or twisting, demand the muscles that support your spine to be used and stretched. When these muscles are active, it may cause unwelcome pressure on your spinal discs.

Changing Positions Alleviates Your Pain

Your back should be able to be comfortable in many different positions. If several positions cause discomfort and changing your position will reduce pain, that is a sign you may have degenerative disc disease.

Intense Pain While Sitting or Standing

Many people who have degenerative disc disease find relief by laying down and feel intense pain while sitting or standing. Because most Americans have sedentary lifestyles, it’s likely that you have a lot of pain while working or at home! Our neurosurgeons can help.

Pain That Comes in Waves

Having degenerative disc disease does not mean that you will constantly be in pain. However, it is likely that you will feel an increase and decrease in pain throughout the day. This pain should not be ignored, as it can worsen over time.

How GNI Can Help

Our neurosurgeons will determine exactly where your degenerative disc disease is located and will discuss available treatment options. Depending on the progression and location of the disease, several treatment options include anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, anterior lumbar interbody fusion, spinal fusion (lumbar), and lumbar disc microsurgery.

You are in the best care when you choose Georgia Neurosurgical Institute to alleviate your degenerative disc disease pain! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us today.