Degenerative Disc Disease is a condition that affects the spinal discs, which are the cushion-like structures between the vertebrae of the spine. These discs are made up of a tough outer layer called the annulus fibrosus and a soft inner layer called the nucleus pulposus.
As we age, the discs can degenerate. They can become thinner, lose elasticity, and lose their ability to absorb shock.
Degenerative Disc Disease can cause various symptoms, including:
- Back pain: This is the most common symptom of DDD. The pain may be felt in the lower back, upper back, or neck.
- Nerve pain: If the degenerated disc presses on a nearby nerve, it can cause pain that radiates down the arm or leg.
- Weakness or numbness: If the nerve is compressed for a long time, it can cause weakness or numbness in the affected area.
- Tingling or burning sensation: This may be felt in the arms or legs.
Degenerative Disc Disease is often a natural part of the aging process and is more common in people over 50. However, it can also be caused by injury or trauma to the spine, as well as repetitive stress on the discs.
Our Approach to Degenerative Disc Disease
The SpineCor Dynamic Bracing System is designed to treat Scoliosis, a condition where the spine curves to the side. The SpineCor Dynamic Bracing System is a non-invasive treatment approach. It uses a flexible brace to address the curvature of the spine and improve posture and function.
In many cases, Scoliosis and DDD may occur together, particularly in older adults. In these cases, treatment may involve a combination of approaches. Some may include dynamic bracing, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and medications to manage pain and inflammation.
A significant number of patients with DDD along with Scoliosis report mild to significant pain reduction or resolution when treated with the SpineCor Bracing System.
The primary goal of The SpineCor Dynamic Bracing System is to stop the progression of curvature. It can also take the unwanted weight off the joints and structures of the spine that are causing the pain. The second goal is to stabilize and strengthen the spine. And lastly, the third goal is to offer any correction if possible. Overall, improves quality of life.
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