What is Degenerative Disc Disease?
Intervertebral discs (IVD) are supportive structures that sit between the vertebrae in the spine and ensure proper function of the spinal column. These discs can deteriorate over time and sustain damage from sudden trauma or gradual wear and tear associated with poor posture and aging. This eventually gives way to degenerative disc disease (DDD), which is the primary cause of back pain among the general population. Back pain is much more common than most people realize, affecting 70% of the population and one point in their life.
Cords of Revitalization is proud to offer our patients Stem Cell IV Therapy to help manage and mitigate the effects of degenerative disc disease. By helping to repair and restore the structural integrity of the discs in the spine, we can help alleviate symptoms of pain and restore some working function to the spinal column.
What Causes Degenerative Disc Disease?
Degenerative disc disease is a condition in which the patient experiences pain, discomfort, loss of mobility, and nerve damage. There is a range of factors that can lead to the development of DDD, with some of the more common reasons being:
- Age-related wear and tear
- Disc rupture from sustained trauma, sports, physical labor
- Disc herniation
Symptoms of degenerative disc disease are most commonly found in the low back or neck. The pain may:
- Ranges from mild and uncomfortable, to severe and disabling
- Worsen after bending, lifting, or twisting
- Primarily affecting the neck and lower back
- Extend to the arms and hands
- Radiate down the buttocks and thighs
- Cause weakness in the leg muscles
Managing Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is categorized by sustained damage being done to the disc in the spine over time, usually in the form of wear-and-tear, ruptures, or disc herniation. Natural wear and tear can lead to bone-on-bone contact, which is incredibly painful and immobilizing. Herniations, on the other hand, protrude from the capsule between the vertebrae and cause the pinching of nerves and inflammation to occur.
The stem cells used in IV therapy contain all of the necessary regenerative properties to help mitigate and reverse the effects of spinal degeneration. Embryonic stem cells have incredible potential to differentiate into each of the unique tissue types, making them especially useful in replacing damaged tissues in the back. They also contain powerful anti-inflammatory properties that result in an effective alternative therapy to disc-surgery procedures.
Learn More About IV Therapy for Degenerative Disc Disease in Mexicali, Mexico!
If you have additional questions about degenerative disc disease, or how stem cell IV therapy can help, reach out to the specialists at Cords of Revitalization today for more information! Call our offices to speak with a representative or schedule a consultation online today!