When we think about spine degradation, we generally think of osteoporosis, a condition in which the spine seems to shrink as an individual’s bones lose strength. However, numerous degenerative spine illnesses can cause movement problems, loss of flexibility, discomfort, weakness, and numbness. These diseases typically need the services of an orthopedic spine expert.
A degenerative spine disease is a form of spinal condition that is likely to worsen with time, especially if left untreated. They can be caused by old age or an accident, and symptoms differ from person to person.
Doctors at Specialty Care Clinics can identify this sort of disease using specialized diagnostic equipment such as X-rays or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, which checks discs in the spine. They may also suggest a computed tomography (CT) scan for diagnosis. If a patient is unable to get an MRI, a CT scan is a possibility. It is also beneficial when a detailed image of the bones in the spine is required.
Our doctors can offer a range of therapies if you are diagnosed with a degenerative spine condition, including pain management, cold and heat therapy, epidural injections, physical therapy, and surgery. Specialty Care Clinics specialize in minimally invasive surgical approaches that provide comfort while posing fewer dangers than standard spine surgery.
Sciatica is a condition in which the sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down the legs. It is the body’s biggest nerve. Sciatica is a condition that occurs when this nerve is damaged, inflamed, or compressed. Sciatica is characterized by weakness, numbness, or discomfort on one side of the legs or the lower part of the body.
Degenerative disc disease:
Each vertebral disc in the spine contains a gel-like material that acts as a shock absorber for the spine and body. Degenerative disc disease develops as the gel component in the discs deteriorates with age. This syndrome can weaken the discs and cause vertebral injury. Degenerative disc degeneration can also result in bone spurs, which can put pressure on nerves and nerve roots, resulting in decreased mobility and discomfort.
Herniated discs are one of the most prevalent degenerative spine disorders that can arise as a result of aging or an injury. Herniated discs occur when the disc’s center is injured and the disc shrinks. Herniated discs can cause mobility concerns and discomfort since they absorb stress and aid with flexibility. Sciatica and other disorders might be exacerbated by herniated discs. When the interior of the disc ruptures, it cannot repair, resulting in worsening spine function.
Spinal stenosis signifies the narrowing of the spinal canal. This disorder causes nerve compression, resulting in weakness, discomfort, numbness, and other consequences. Spinal stenosis can be caused by arthritis, aging, accident, heredity, and other reasons.
Schedule a consultation at Specialty Care Clinics if you have been diagnosed with degenerative spine disease, or if you have discomfort or an odd curve in your back. Our compassionate and highly skilled back and spine experts can evaluate your issue and give you the most cutting-edge treatment choices available today. Our doctors empower and secure their patients by providing them with the knowledge and services they require. Contact us today to learn more.