Valley Neuro/Microneurosurgery, S.C.



Degenerative Disc Disease



  • Degenerative Disc Disease is a common disorder of the back affecting millions of people around the wold


  • Occurs when spinal discs deteriorate, which may cause vertebrae to rub against each other resulting in severe pain


  • Disc herniation and/or the damage of nerve tissues may occur causing pain or numbness


  • Degenerative Disc Disease is a natural process of aging and most individuals have some disc degeneration by the age of 60.

  • Injury to the low back can accelerate his process

  • Daily stresses of sitting, bending, twisting, and bad posture can also take its toll


  • Chronic low back pain
  • Aching pain in the buttocks or upper thighs
  • Numbness or tingling in the lower back, legs and feet
  • Stiffness in the lower back
  • Inability to sit


  • X-rays
  • MRI scans
  • CT scans
  • Discography


  • Non Surgical therapies:

-Physical therapy

-Pain Medication


  • Surgery:

-Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

-Artificial Disc Replacement

X-ray showing Degerative Disc


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