Degenerative Disc disease is far more common than you might think. Not only is degenerative disc disease a natural part of growing older, but it can also stem from an injury to the back or years of incorrect body movements that can weaken the discs in your spine. Degenerative disc disease is a common source of back pain in elderly adults here in Hawaii. Along with back pain, it can cause leg pain and numbness in the buttocks or legs, as well as mobility issues.
To be diagnosed with a degenerative disc disease, your primary care physician or orthopedic doctor, or even our physical therapists here at Oahu Spine & Rehab will check your back for lessened range of motion, flexibility issues, and issues that are stemming from the roots of your nerves in the spine. Our physical therapists here in Kailua will also spend a little extra time testing your lower extremities to see if there is any numbness or possible damage to the nerves in the legs.
Here at OSR we are also able to take an X-Ray of your spine so that our Chiropractors and medical team can further assess the condition of your spine. If you are suffering from back pain or comfortability, chiropractic care and physical therapy are the two best non-surgical treatments that you could ask for. The alternate for non-surgical treatment here at OSR, would be to talk to your PCP about getting a Spinal Fusion to fuse back together your degenerating discs.
Here at our integrated health center we offer the residents of the windward side pain relief options. Not only can our chiropractors create a personalized treatment plan for you, but we also offer massage therapy, acupuncture, weight loss and more! If you are suffering from pain that is also radiating down your lower extremities, it’s important that you tell your primary care physician as soon as you can and make an appointment here at Oahu Spine & Rehab by calling 488-5555!