Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease refers to spinal degeneration that can occur as we age. Rather than an actual “disease,” it’s actually the result of the breakdown of the vertebral disc and surrounding structures. It’sa very common cause of chronic lower back and neck pain, and patients who have Degenerative Disc Disease usually have frequent episodes of severe pain, and symptoms can worsen if it goes untreated.

At Regenerative Sports, Spine and Spa, our goal is to look at the whole person to determine where chronic pain is occurring. We have seen great success treating chronic pain caused by Degenerative Disc Disease using the following regenerative medical treatments:

  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy: using a patient’s own blood, we take platelets, concentrate, condense and then process them, using growth factors from inside the platelets, which we then re-inject into the patient’s damaged tissue to stimulate tissue healing.
  • Medical Branch Block: A medial branch block is an injection of a strong local anesthetic on the medial branch nerves that supply the facet joints. If you get significant relief from this procedure for a short period of time, then we would follow with a Radiofrequency nerve ablation to obtain lasting pain relief.
  • Radiofrequency: Radiofrequency nerve ablation is a procedure that can provide lasting pain back pain relief caused by degenerative disc disease.  An electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that specific area.

At Regenerative Sports, Spine and Spa, we have a wide variety of treatment options including regenerative medicine, and also radiofrequency nerve ablation, SI (Sacroiliac Joint) and facet joint injections, as well as corticosteroid injections to relieve pain.

If you are experiencing moderate to severe joint pain, please contact our office to schedule a personal and private consultation. We look forward to hearing about your struggles with joint pain and developing a treatment plan specific to your needs.

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At Regenerative Sports, Spine & Spa, our goal and passion is to get people back to their lives, whether they are derailed by injury, they are not feeling like themselves, or if the natural aging process has slowed them down. We help our clients get back to work, sports, daily activities and beauty, so they can enjoy their lives again.

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