Degenerative Disc Treatment
If one or more vertebral discs become progressively weaker or more damaged as a result of aging, injury, or disorder, it’s known as degenerative disc disease. These discs act as cushions between the spinal bones, and if they become impaired, sensations such as pain, tingling, numbness, and other debilitating side effects can occur. Our board-certified orthopaedists at the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey offer a comprehensive range of treatment options to address this concern and help you return to normal activity as quickly as possible.
For more information about degenerative disc disease, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.
Degenerative Disc Disease Procedures
Non-Surgical: Physical therapy, as well as heat, ice, massage, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound, can help to increase
Discectomy with Fusion: In this procedure, the disc or discs that cause pain will be removed. To maintain proper spinal alignment and enhance structural support, the adjacent vertebrae of the removed disc will be fused together using a bone graft. As movement can contribute to discomfort for many individuals, this approach eliminates mobility in the affected area.
Artificial Disc Replacement: If mobility is still desired, an artificial disc replacement may be a better option. This technique involves removing the damaged disc and exchanging it with manufactured parts designed to perform the same role as the natural disc.
The right treatment for your needs will depend on many factors. To learn more, contact our office today. We can provide additional information or help you schedule a consultation.
Recent Success Stories
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