In some people this degenerative process is not associated with pain, while in others degenerative disc disease can cause neck and back pain, stiffness, and soreness. Degenerative discs can rupture, leading to arm or leg pain if the disc pinches nerves. The process of degeneration causes discs to gradually lose height, form spurs, and cause narrowing around the nerves, which can also lead to arm and leg pain
Over the counter medications: The pain and discomfort caused by degenerative disc disease should be treated initially by medications such as Tyleno and anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, which include medications such as ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. However, some studies have indicated that NSAIDs may inhibit bone healing, so consult your doctor in taking these anti- inflammatories.
In cases where medications and therapy have failed to provide relief, corticosteroid injections may be indicated.
PREVENTATIVE CARE OFFERED AT CHIROCURE
Ongoing chiropractic adjustments to prevent the disc becoming less flexible and more prone to injury. Chiropractic care will reduce pain and dysfunction. Avoid smoking, repetitive trauma and excessive weight gain.
For more info ask Dr Tania Leski.