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Degenerative Disc Disease

     
 

Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Vertebral Column (Backbone or Spine)

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Our patients with serious back pain are enjoying the relief they are getting from our new spinal decompression machine, the DRX9000TM, one of the few in the Greensboro area. And, especially for patients that have been told they are a candidate for for back surgery, The DRX9000TM is the perfect solution, making back surgery unnecessary in many cases. This cutting edge, Health Canada and FDA cleared equipment allows us to pinpoint the disc and gently decompress it, relieving pressure on the nerves that are producing all that pain.

Conditions Treated Using The DRX9000TM
  Herniated and/or Bulging Discs
  Degenerative Disc Disease
  Sciatica
 A Relapse or Failure Following Surgery
  Facet Syndrome


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Degenerative Disc Disease
Degeneration of the intervertebral disc, which is often called "degenerative disc disease" (DDD) of the spine, is a common disorder of the lower spine. Disc degeneration can lead to disorders such as spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal that houses the spinal cord and nerve roots; can be lumbar or cervical), spondylolisthesis (forward slippage of the disc and vertebra), and retrolisthesis (backward slippage of the disc and vertebra). DDD is in fact not a disease but, rather, a degenerative condition that can be painful and can greatly affect the victim's quality of life. Disc degeneration is a normal part of aging and is generally not a problem by itself. However, for certain individuals, a degenerated disc can cause pain, such as when bone spurs grow adjacent to the discs and pinch or put pressure on the nearby nerve roots or spinal canal.

Causes
Aging is the most common cause of disc degeneration. As the body ages, the discs in the spine dehydrate, or dry out, and lose their ability to act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae. The bones and ligaments that make up the spine also become less flexible and thicken. Unlike muscles, there is minimal blood supply to the discs so they lack the ability to heal or repair themselves. Repetitive stress injury (RSI) and/or several injuries over time that involve the same disc can also increase the likelihood of disc degeneration as may a poor body mass index. However, an active lifestyle that combines regular light exercise and a good diet can help to repair or prolong the life of the disc.

Symptoms
With symptomatic degenerative disc disease, chronic low back pain sometimes radiates to the hips, or there is an aching pain in the buttocks or thighs while walking; sporadic tingling or weakness through the knees may also be evident. Similar pain may be felt or may increase while sitting, bending, lifting, and twisting. While the degeneration of the disc will likely progress as a natural part of the aging process, symptoms such as low back pain often decrease over time.

Understanding Disc Pain
It is not clear why some degenerative discs are painful and some are not. After an injury, some discs become painful because of inflammation. Some people have nerve endings that penetrate more deeply into the annulus fibrosus, or outer layer of the disc, than others, making the disc more susceptible to becoming a source of pain. Pain that radiates down the leg, known as sciatica or lumbago, is the result of the nerve root encountering the inner disc material, or the nucleus pulposus, an inflammatory substance that also puts pressure on the nerve. These conditions can cause symptoms such as severe leg pain, difficulty standing and walking, and weakness or numbness in the legs. Degenerative disc disease can lead to a chronic debilitating condition and can have a serious negative impact on a person's quality of life. When pain from degenerative disc disease is severe, traditional nonoperative treatment is often ineffective.

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Oak Ridge, North Carolina 27310
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103
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