Degenerative Back and Neck Disorders is considered a natural part of aging. Most people will have some degeneration in the forties, due to injuries and overuse. However, only some people will experience pain and stiffness from degenerated discs.
Symptoms: Pain, especially in the lower back, that is worse with sitting, bending or lifting and is alleviated with walking. Numbness and tingling or weakness in the legs can also occur.
Treatment: A combination of physical therapy, behavior modification and some pain management is typically effective. Occasionally surgery may be needed.
Hoag’s Spine Neurosurgery program offers a comprehensive treatment program for degenerative neck and back disorders.