Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment

Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment in India

Many people encounter problems in their spine because of the degeneration of the inverted discs. Degenerative disc disease is an age-related condition when the discs present between the vertebrae of the spinal cord break down or deteriorate and often cause pain.

The rubbery discs between the vertebrae allow the flexibility and bending of the back area and shock absorbers. This condition involves the intervertebral or spinal discs. Degenerative disc disease is not really a disease, but it is normal wear and tear condition caused due to aging in the spine. The discs are located in between the vertebrae of the spine and act as cushions and shock absorbers.

A degenerative disc disease problem occurs within one or more of the intervertebral discs. The disc is present between each of the vertebrae in the spinal cord. The discs act as shock absorbers, and without the cushion effect of the discs, the vertebrae in the spine cannot absorb the stresses. The stress is transferred to the discs, and it causes injuries to the disc.

The spinal discs provide padding between the vertebrae of the spine. The outer part of the disc is called annulus fibrosus, and its outer portion contains nerves. Any damage to this layer can cause disc tears that are quite painful. The inner core of the disc is called nucleus pulposus and is soft and gelatinous.

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This part contains protein, and if this protein leaks out to the nerves of the outer layer of the disc, then it can cause a great deal of pain. Increasing age can also cause the discs to lose its flexibility, elasticity, and also the shock-absorbing characteristics. They also become thinner and dehydrated and become stiff and rigid that restricts body movement and causes pain.

The disc has a low blood supply, and if any injury occurs, the disc cannot repair itself. This causes acute pain and makes the normal movement of the back area of the body difficult. The affected bone becomes relatively unstable, and the patient will experience back pain that comes and goes. The patient also suffers from fever bouts when the body restabilizes the injured bone segment. If one has chronic neck and back pain, they might have degenerative disc disease. This condition mostly affects the low back (lumbar spine) or neck (cervical spine).

Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Daily stresses on the spine
  • Occasional injuries
  • Loss of spinal fluid
  • Cracks in the outer layer of the disc
  • Bulging or rupturing disc
  • Tear in the outer circle of discs
  • Narrowing of the spinal canal or spinal stenosis
  • Wear and tear of spinal discs
  • Risk factors

  • Overweight
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Tobacco consumption
  • Smoking
  • Heavy weight lifting
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal fractures
  • Daily activities causing tears in the annulus fibrosis
  • Increasing age speed-up the process of spinal degeneration.

Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Stiffness in the back
  • Flare-ups of intense pain
  • Pain while sitting, lifting, or twisting
  • Pain that extends from neck to arms

  • Pain that radiates down into the leg
  • Muscle spasms in the lower back or neck
  • Feeling better changing positions often or lying down
  • Feeling better while walking, running, or changing positions often, or lying down
  • Damage to the lumbar spine causes pain that radiates to the upper thighs and buttocks.

Diagnosis of Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment

The doctor will ask for symptoms, pain, location, numbness, and actions that make the pain severe. They will also inquire about any accident, injury, or falls.

Physical test

  • The hot and cold stimuli are used to check how the nerves react to temperature changes.
  • The doctor will check for patient muscle strength, atrophy, and abnormal movements.
  • The doctor checks for pain in motion or response to touch.
  • Motion if the spine and neck.
  • Motor skills are tested.

Imaging and other diagnostic tests

  • MRI and CT scans are performed to show damaged discs and help rule out other causes of your pain.
  • X-ray is a painless process that uses radioactive materials to take pictures of bone. X-rays can detect bone spurs, decrease in the height of space between discs, nerve bundle sclerosis (hardening), and many more.
  • MRI-It uses magnetic and radio waves, and the rays are able to cut through multiple layers of the spine and show abnormality of nerves and ligaments. It helps to detect loss of water in the disc, stenosis, or a herniated disc.

Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment in Delhi (India)

Non-surgical methods to deal with degenerative disc disease

  • Bed rest
  • Light exercise as advised by the doctor
  • Do not perform heavy weight lifting.
  • Restrict activities that can cause back pain
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Over the counter medications- This treatment can help to minimize pain and also decrease inflammation.
  • Pain relievers are also prescribed to relieve pain.
  • Physical therapy helps to strengthen the back muscles. This treatment helps in improving body posture and mobility.
  • Muscle relaxants can help relieve pain and muscle spasms.

Degenerative Disc Disease Surgery in Delhi (India)

If the degenerative disc disease does not respond well to non-surgical treatment, then surgery is performed.

  • Artificial disc replacement or a spinal fusion.
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
  • Foraminotomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Facetectomy
  • Discectomy
  • Corpectomy

In artificial disc replacement, the broken disc is replaced with a new disc made up of plastic and metal. The spinal fusion treatment helps connect vertebrae and helps to strengthen the area.

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Cost of Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment in Delhi

The cost of degenerative is disease surgery for minor surgery is between Rs.2 lakhs to 4 lakhs. It can cost between Rs. 4 lakhs to 7 lakhs for complicated surgeries that involve fusion or vertebral body removal. For more information about cost, consult today with a degenerative disc corrective doctor in Delhi.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Degenerative disc disease is not curable by itself. Several degenerative disc disease therapies aim to alleviate symptoms. Some may have symptoms that are more intense or last longer than others..

Injury, health and lifestyle factors, and possibly a genetic predisposition to joint pain or musculoskeletal disorders may all contribute to spinal cord degradation, which can be compounded by injury, health and lifestyle factors, and possibly a genetic predisposition to joint pain or musculoskeletal disorders. Significant trauma, such as a car crash, is rarely the cause of degenerative disc disease.

Degenerative Disc Disease, or DDD, is one of the most common diseases for which the Social Security Administration (SSA) receives disability applications. While this is a qualified disability in some circumstances, proving that your condition meets SSA duration and severity level requirements can be difficult.

"Drinking lots of water is very important for everyone, but especially if you have degenerative disc disease," by staying hydrated there are other ways to maintain the amount of water in your spine than in other ways.

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