Degenerative Spine describes disorders that occur as components of the spine — muscles, vertebrae, ligaments and intervertebral discs — age and begin to wear out. The discs serve as shock absorbers and are particularly vulnerable to the deteriorating effects of time, stress and use. Structural changes can occur and cause discs to impinge on adjacent nerves creating the painful symptoms of degenerative spine. Two of the most frequently diagnosed disorders include osteoarthritis, the breakdown of cartilage on the spinal facet joints, and degenerative disc disease, the deterioration of intervertebral discs from wear and tear and injury.
Lumin PainCARE specialists are experienced in treating a variety of degenerative spine disorders. Starting with conservative approaches such as over-the-counter medications, targeted exercise and physical therapy, moist heat and ice packs, and pain-blocking injections. If these treatments don’t deliver desired results, minimally invasive surgery may be the recommended course of treatment. Our experts have helped thousands of North Texans obtain pain relief and resume their normal lives.