Degenerative disc disease – chronic back pain
Degenerative disc disease, also known as chronic back pain, is a condition that affects the spine and can cause significant discomfort and disability for patients. Groruddalsklinikken is a recognized clinic that specializes in the treatment of this condition and offers comprehensive services to relieve pain and improve the quality of life of patients.
Degenerative disc disease refers to the breakdown of the intervertebral discs in the spine over time. These discs act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae and allow movement and flexibility in the spine. With aging or injury, these discs can gradually wear down, leading to pain and discomfort.
The symptoms of degenerative disc disease include chronic back pain, stiffness, reduced mobility and muscle weakness. The pain can vary from mild to severe, and it can worsen with activity or prolonged sitting or standing. In some cases, the pain can also radiate into the legs, which is called sciatica.
There are several factors that can contribute to the development of degenerative disc disease. Age is an important risk factor, as the breakdown of the discs naturally increases with age. Being overweight, poor posture, lack of physical activity and smoking can also increase the risk of developing this condition. Heredity can also play a role, as some people may have a genetic predisposition to developing degenerative disc disease.
Groruddalsklinikken offers a comprehensive approach to the treatment of degenerative disc disease. Their experienced team of doctors and therapists work together to develop individual treatment plans aimed at relieving pain, improving function and promoting rehabilitation. Treatment options may vary depending on the patient’s needs, but may include the following:
1. Conservative treatment: This may include physiotherapy, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, massage and exercises to strengthen the back muscles. The goal of conservative treatment is to reduce pain and improve function without surgery.
2. Pain relief: Groruddalsklinikken offers various pain relief techniques that can help relieve back pain associated with degenerative disc disease. This may include drug treatment, injections or nerve blocks to reduce inflammation and pain.
3. Surgical Options: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to treat severe cases of degenerative disc disease. Groruddalsklinikken has skilled surgeons who specialize in back surgery and can perform procedures such as back fusion or artificial disc implantation to relieve pain and restore function.
It is important to note that the treatment of degenerative disc disease is individual and a combination of different approaches may be necessary to achieve the best possible result. Groruddalsklinikken takes the patient’s unique needs into account and develops tailor-made treatment plans to ensure optimal care and results.
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