It is estimated that 80% of us will experience neck or back pain at some point. Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is one of the leading causes of neck and back pain.
DDD is a natural part of the aging process and is usually not painful. However, people who smoke, are obese or just don’t get much exercise are more likely to develop degenerative disc disease.
DDD affects everyone differently. If you suffer from regular back pain and suspect it might be related to DDD, take a moment to learn more about this condition and how it’s treated.
Treatment for degenerative disc disease
DDD is the natural wear and tear that breaks down the structural integrity of the discs between your vertebrae over time. Eventually, the discs no longer serve their function of protecting the vertebrae from friction and shock damage. This leads to back pain, stiffness and a limited range of motion.
At Armor Physical Therapy, our highly skilled team of therapists will work with you to strengthen your neck, back, and core muscles and teach you how to support your spine properly, which may help to reduce your pain. Managing pain is always a goal in any treatment plan we create. We do our best to help our patients find relief. Below are some of the DDD techniques that we offer:
- Stretching and flexibility exercises
- Aerobic exercise
- Manual therapy
- Posture education
- Body mechanics education
- Range-of-motion exercises
- Strengthening exercises
At Armor Physical Therapy, we empower our patients to make choices that lessen the impact of their injury on their everyday lives. Our team of therapists can teach degenerative disc treatment tips to help keep you going even after our therapy sessions are over.
Schedule your appointment for degenerative disc treatment at Armor Physical Therapy
Are you suffering from constant back pain that may be related to DDD? Our team at Armor Physical Therapy is here to help. We can examine the condition of your spine and develop a personalized treatment to help you manage your pain and stiffness. Contact our team today for more information about DDD treatment or to schedule an initial appointment.