Moderate degenerative joint disease means the condition is between the mild and severe stages of progression. When you are experiencing the moderate stages of this condition, you may be experiencing mechanical back pain from degeneration of these weight-bearing joints, which can impact your ability to complete everyday movements and go about your daily routine. Typically, moderate degenerative joint disease can be treated by the conservative methods described in the following article. But if your condition progresses, conservative intervention may become necessary.
Conservative degenerative joint disease treatments
If you have developed moderate degenerative joint disease, the following treatments may be helpful in easing your pain and discomfort:
- Pain medications
- Physical therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Range of motion exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Epidural steroid injections
- Heat massages
However, if you do not experience adequate relief from your symptoms after several weeks or months, USA Spine Care’s minimally invasive spine surgery may be able to help you on the road to recovery.
Surgical degenerate joint disease
In the event that your condition becomes more severe and you require surgical intervention, contact the dedicated team at USA Spine Care. Our small incisions and muscle sparing techniques allow for a safer and effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery as well as a shorter recovery period and a lower risk of complication.^ We perform thousands of minimally invasive procedures each year, setting us apart as the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery.
To treat this chronic condition, our highly skilled surgeons may remove part or all of the damaged vertebra and potentially stabilize the spine with bone grafts, depending on the progression of your condition. To learn more about the treatments performed at our state-of-the-art surgery centers and find out if you are a potential candidatefor our surgical options, reach out to our team and ask for a free MRI review.* We can help you recapture your quality of life from this debilitating condition.
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