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Degenerative disc disease in a condition that is common in adults and describes the deterioration of the spinal discs as you get older. When this condition develops, the spine can lose water content, allowing for less mobility, and the discs can shrink or narrow, allowing for less stretch of the ligaments in the spine. As a result, this can cause debilitating neck or back pain that keeps you from going about your daily routine. There are a variety of medications described below that can help you manage this condition and get back to the activities that you are missing out on.
Types of degenerative disc disease medication
If your doctor diagnosed you with degenerative disc disease , you may be prescribed the following medications to help you on the road to recovery:
- Acetaminophen such as Tylenol to reduce psychological pain
- Muscle relaxants like Valium to ease the pain caused by muscle spasms
- Oral steroids such as a Medrol dose pack to alleviate swelling and inflammation
- Steroid injections involving a corticosteroid and numbing agents to relieve the painful area
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Advil or Aleve to help reduce inflammation
However, if you do not experience lasting relief after several weeks or months of pain medication combined with conservative treatments like physical therapy and chiropractic care, then you may require surgical intervention. If this is the case for you, contact USA Spine Care to learn how our minimally invasive spine surgery can help you reclaim your life from degenerative disc disease.
Degenerative disc disease surgery
USA Spine Care’s procedures have earned a patient satisfaction score of 96 and a patient recommendation score of 97 out of 100,^ setting us apart as the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery. Our procedures use small incisions that are muscle sparing, resulting in a safer and effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery.^
We have helped thousands of patients find relief from chronic neck and back pain each year and we are confident that we can help you on the road to recovery. To find out if our procedures would be effective for relieving your degenerative disc disease symptoms, reach out to our dedicated team today. Through a free MRI review,* we can determine if you are a potential candidate for our outpatient surgery.
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