DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE
As discs lose their water content because of disease or age, they lose their height, bringing the vertebrae closer together. As a result, the nerve openings in your spine become more narrow. When this happens, the discs don’t absorb the shocks as well, particularly when you are walking, running, or jumping.
degenerative disc disease is part of the natural process of growing older. As we age, our intervertebral discs can lose their flexibility, elasticity, and shock-absorbing characteristics. For others, degenerative disc disease can stem from an injury to the back.
Degenerative disc disease may cause back and/or leg pain due to nerve compression as the space is reduced between the intervertebral segments especially L5-S1 which can show symptoms such as tingling or numbness in your legs or buttocks, or difficulty walking.
TREATMENT FOR DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE AT VIKALP PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC NOIDA
1. Short wave diathermy/hot pack/LASER/ULTRASOUND THERAPY/MANIPULATION/MOBILISATION
2. Spinal Decompression therapy : Chattanooga Clinic Traction provides clinically-proven pain treatment that gets to the root of Cervical and Lumbar Pain, allowing clinicians to mimic the feel and effectiveness of hands-on treatment using fully programmable patterns.
3. Back to Life :
continous passive motion for the back to relieves pressure from pinched nerves
4. Exercise Therapy : aimed at correcting the lower cross syndrome and spinal curvatures
5. Vitamin D ( the sunshine vitamin )levels relate to back pain due to the role that vitamin D plays in bone health. Several studies have evaluated the relationship; however, much of these findings were conflicting.
vitamin d levels should not be very low , the minimum level should be above 20 for it have no effect on back pain or muscle pain in general says Dr Abhinav Tyagi at vikalp physiotherapy in noida.
6. Vitamin B12
Vitamin play very important role for nerve repair . Mostly vegetarian patients are deficient of B-12. This is water soluble vitamin if taken in excessively,it excreted out easily.Patient with long history of NSAID have symptom of B-12
It has no known side effects, according to the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements, compared to long-term NSAID use, which can damage the gastrointestinal system and possibly lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Actual photos of treatment at vikalp physiotherapy noida