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Things you need to know about Lumber Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD)

About


Pain and discomfort in the lower back region.


Intervertebral disc diseases which usually affect 5 percent of the population in the developed nations every year. With aging, this condition tends to worsen. [1]


- Can be self-diagnosed
- Treatments are available
- Imaging and tests may be required like X-rays and MRI
- Caused due to a combination of environmental and genetics

Lumber degenerative disc disease is a healthcare condition characterized by breaking down of one or more disks in the spine that remains between the spine bones, causing pain. These discs are otherwise supposed to act as a shock absorber to the spines.


Symptoms


Self-diagnosable - symptoms may vary. Some individuals may face excruciating pain whereas some may not.
Pain areas may include the legs and neck
Progressive pain that worsens with age
Occasional flare-ups of pain
A continues and moderate back pain in the thighs, buttocks, and groin


Treatment


Self-care: exercises can help strengthen and stabilize the disks affected.


Medicines: the goal of medication here is pain management and prevent further worsening.


Over-the-counter pain relives like aspirin and ibuprofen.
Steroids to ease out pain and swelling
Surgery in extreme cases


Physical therapy: like treatment and exercises to help flex and strengthen the muscles in the back by making it stronger and flexible


Specialists: for concerns, visit an orthopedic. At mfine, you will receive a holistic treatment plan for optimum health care.

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