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Besides surgery, is there a way to treat degenerative disc disease?

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Dr. Paul Slosar
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Surgery is reserved for the most severe cases of patients with pain and disability. The majority of people with ddd can control it with non-operative treatments such as medication, exercise, and occasionally spinal injections. There is nothing one can do however to reverse the disc degeneration itself.
Answered on Apr 4, 2016
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Facet blocks and RF ablation of the median branch nerves may be of help to you.
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