Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment from
Experienced Spine Doctors in the Quad Cities
Most people will experience back pain at least once during their lifetime. Orthopedic doctors at ORA’s Spine Center are specialty trained in the treatment of degenerative disc disease.
ORA is the largest and most respected provider of orthopedic care in the Quad Cities, so you can confidently place your health in our hands. We have served generations of patients in Moline, IL, Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, and communities throughout Iowa and Illinois since our founding in 1963.
Degenerative disc disease describes the natural degeneration of the spine that takes place as we age. While everyone will experience some level of spinal degeneration, certain individuals may develop painful symptoms as a result of worn intervertebral discs – the layer of cushioning material that rests between each vertebra. Because symptoms of degenerative disc disease can vary widely, it is important to consult with a specialist who will take the time to address your specific concerns.
At ORA Orthopedics’ Spine Center of Excellence, we are focused on you. ORA physicians work together with our patients to provide one-on-one diagnosis and treatment options for spinal conditions and back pain. Your ORA doctor will carefully evaluate your condition, review your symptoms, and formulate an individualized treatment plan that accommodates your unique spinal health needs. Non-surgical treatments and therapies for degenerative disc disease include:
- Prescription medications to provide relief from pain and inflammation.
- Physical therapy to stretch and strengthen your back muscles to improve mobility.
- Epidural or facet joint injections to reduce pain and inflammation.
In the event that surgery is necessary to relieve your symptoms, you will be cared for by a highly experienced orthopedic spine surgeon who will thoroughly outline your surgical options and answer any questions you may have. We offer minimally invasive procedures for degenerative disc disease that involve fewer incisions, less risk, and shorter recovery periods than traditional open spine surgery.
Contact ORA Orthopedics today to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, who will gladly provide more information about our many degenerative disc disease treatment options. ORA Orthopedics is proud to serve families throughout the Quad Cities.
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