The discs in your spine serve play a very important role in keeping your spine functioning in the way it is designed to be. However, these spinal discs can also start to show signs of wear and tear over time, particularly as they age.
Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of neck and back pain and can lead to life-altering pain and discomfort. This condition is actually most common in healthy and active individuals in their 30s and 40s.
There are several factors that can contribute to degenerative disc issues, including:
The symptoms of degenerative disc issues can vary depending on the individual. However, the most common symptoms include:
Degenerative disc issues can range in terms of severity and require a professional diagnosis for proper treatment. Typically, this condition is diagnosed with an MRI. Here at Principal Spine and Pain Consultants, our team of pain management doctors are available to properly diagnose your disc issues and develop a plan that will get you out of pain and back to feeling like you.