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Exercises for degenerative disc disease treatment

Degenerative disc disease is a condition that describes the natural deterioration of the discs in the spine. This is due to age-related deterioration, which causes the discs to dehydrate and become less flexible, hurting their ability to cushion the vertebrae in the spine and perform daily movements. As a result, the discs in the spine can herniate, causing the nerves to become compressed. To get your life back from the debilitating pain and discomfort experienced because of this condition, there are a variety of degenerative disc disease treatments described in the following article that can aid in your recovery.

Exercises for degenerative disc disease treatment

If you have developed a degenerative disc, exercise can be beneficial in improving your circulation as well as supplying oxygen and nutrients to repair the damaged tissue in your body. Exercise can also delay the onset of degeneration by maintaining the flexibility, range of motion and strength of your spine. For instance, the following exercises each play a role in your recovery process:

  • Low-impact exercises like swimming, biking and walking can improve blood flow and circulation
  • Yoga or Pilates can stabilize your spine and strengthen your abdominal muscles
  • Stretching can increase flexibility and improve range of motion

Other conservative forms of degenerative disc disease treatment, like weight management, physical therapy and chiropractic care, may also be helpful in providing you with the relief you’ve been searching for. However, if you do not find adequate relief after several weeks or months of treatment, contact the team at USA Spine Care to learn how you can benefit from minimally invasive spine surgery.

Surgical degenerative disc disease treatment

At USA Spine Care, we have performed more than 75,000 patient procedures since 2005, setting us apart as the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery. Our procedures use a less than 1-inch incision that is muscle sparing, allowing for a safer and effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery.^ To learn how our minimally invasive decompression and stabilization procedures can provide you with lasting relief, reach out to our team today. Through a free MRI review* we can determine if you are a potential candidate for our surgical degenerative disc disease treatment.

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