Disc desiccation is a common spine problem in adults and our article below will help you determine, prevent and treat any symptoms and problems you might have and that are related to this condition.
Our health deteriorates as we grow older and this is not secret. One of the most common problems that people develop as they grow older are issues with the musculoskeletal system. Our back starts hurting more than usual and our joints start to give out on us.
Although unpleasant this is a normal part of our life and one of the most common problems which comes with age is known as degenerative disc disease or DDD.
In between each pair of vertebrae of our spine, there’s a spongy disc whose function is to absorb shock and to increase resistance to strain.
Below, we present you with all of the symptoms and causes of DDD and ways to treat it.
Disc Desiccation Causes
- Natural wear and tear
- Sports injury
- Heavy lifting
- Sudden weight loss
Disc Desiccation Symptoms
- Back stiffness
- Back tingling
- Weakness and numbness
- Leg pain
If you notice the pain to be spreading to your legs, you need to seek out immediate medical attention!
Disc Desiccation Treatments
- Medication (painkillers and relaxants)
- Physiotherapy and exercise
- Massage therapy (relaxing massages)
- Chiropractic therapy (specialized type of massage with spine alignment methods)
- Weight loss (losing weight will help you get rid of unwanted strain on your vertebrae)
- Corticosteroid epidural (extreme cases of disc desiccation require for regular medication or therapy with an epidural injection with corticosteroids)
- Surgery (surgery is the last resort, when nothing from the above listed methods was able to help).
Disc desiccation is a normal part of aging, but it can have really unpleasant symptoms. This is why disc desiccation requires treatment. If you don’t postpone the treatment of this condition you will improve your life quality and you’ll find relief for your pain.