Your spine is calling for help?

Back pain kills the joy of life, does not allow you to enjoy your work or rest.

Sometimes, we disregard back pain, considering that it is the result of physical exertion, freezing or taking an uncomfortable position for a long time. We postpone the visit to the doctor, we use home remedies, ointments advertised on TV or painkillers. Degenerative disc disease and spondylosis is a condition in which natural, age-related wear-and-tear on a disc and spine causes possible pain, instability, and other symptoms. Most commonly it occurs in the cervical spine (neck) or the lumbar spine (lower back) as these areas of the spine are most liable to wear-and-tear or injury.

Symptoms depend on the location of degenerative disc and include:

  • Pain in your lower back or buttocks or neck or shoulder
  • Nagging, severe, or radiating pain that comes and goes and can last for a few days up to a few months.
  • Pain can be worse when a patient sits, but better when he/ she changes positions (e.g. moving, walking, lying down).
  • Pain often increases when a patient bends, lifts, or twists.
  • Muscle tension or spasms.
  • The level of pain can be quite variable between individuals ranging from a nagging level of irritation to more severe and disabling pain.

Treatments for Disc Degeneration & Spondylosis

If non-surgical treatments prove to be ineffective and severe pain still exists, surgery for degenerative disc disease should be considered to relieve the pain and improve mobility and for a better quality of life. An endoscopic surgery is a less invasive option and could be the answer.