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What are options with degenerative disc disease?

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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Therapy, medications

Initial treatments for ddd and osteoarthritis of the spine include physical therapy, massage, medications.
Some try acupuncture or chiropractic manipulation. If symptoms are more severe, consider pain management for stronger medications. Sometimes, despite all these treatments, symptoms are still there. See your doctor first. Consider an evaluation by a spine surgeon to discuss surgery.

In brief: Therapy, medications

Initial treatments for ddd and osteoarthritis of the spine include physical therapy, massage, medications.
Some try acupuncture or chiropractic manipulation. If symptoms are more severe, consider pain management for stronger medications. Sometimes, despite all these treatments, symptoms are still there. See your doctor first. Consider an evaluation by a spine surgeon to discuss surgery.
Dr. Tung Nguyen
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Multiple

If no pain, don't worry about it otherwise: exercise, keep your weight down and do not smoke if you have that habit.
Sometimes use of medication can be indicated ranging from over the counter to prescription ones. Getting a good night's sleep in a decent mattress can help.

In brief: Multiple

If no pain, don't worry about it otherwise: exercise, keep your weight down and do not smoke if you have that habit.
Sometimes use of medication can be indicated ranging from over the counter to prescription ones. Getting a good night's sleep in a decent mattress can help.
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