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What are other options to treat degenerative disc disease other injections?
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Dr. Robert Masson
Neurosurgery
In brief: Preventative
I favor fitness, weight maintenance, no smoking, preventative measures and when symptoms prevail, physical therapy, core strength, anti inflammatories, and ergonomic postural solutions.
In many people orthotics can help foot/ankle contributors and pelvic spine lock up can be improved with mobilization.

In brief: Preventative
I favor fitness, weight maintenance, no smoking, preventative measures and when symptoms prevail, physical therapy, core strength, anti inflammatories, and ergonomic postural solutions.
In many people orthotics can help foot/ankle contributors and pelvic spine lock up can be improved with mobilization.
Dr. Robert Masson
Dr. Robert Masson
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Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology
In brief: Time
In studies comparing doing nothing over 1-2 years to surgery, most patients will improve with time alone.
Injections have been shown to be of temporary benefit only. Muscle relations, nerve pain medications such as Lyrica (pregabalin) and gabapentin, cymbalta, and physical therapy may help.

In brief: Time
In studies comparing doing nothing over 1-2 years to surgery, most patients will improve with time alone.
Injections have been shown to be of temporary benefit only. Muscle relations, nerve pain medications such as Lyrica (pregabalin) and gabapentin, cymbalta, and physical therapy may help.
Dr. Randolph Evans
Dr. Randolph Evans
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