Degenerative Disc Disease
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What is Spondylosis?
Spondylosis aka Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a condition in which the intervertebral discs that cushion the vertebrae in the spine begin to deteriorate over time. The intervertebral discs are composed of a gel-like center (nucleus pulposus) and a tough outer layer (annulus fibrosus), and their deterioration can result in a variety of symptoms.
DDD can be caused by a variety of factors, including aging, genetics, and repetitive stress or injury to the spine. As the discs degenerate, they lose their ability to absorb shock and distribute pressure evenly, which can lead to pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility.
Some common symptoms of DDD include:
- Pain in the back, neck, or buttocks
- Stiffness in the spine
- Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
- Weakness in the arms or legs
- Difficulty standing or walking for extended periods of time
- Loss of bladder or bowel control (in severe cases)
Treatment for DDD can be done by undertaking physiotherapy routines, and lifestyle modifications. The goal of treatment is to manage pain and maintain function, so as to improve the quality of life and Prevent the worsening or happening again .
What are the causes of Degenerative Disc Disease?
DDD is believed to be a combination of many factors, including:
While these factors can increase the risk of developing DDD, it's important to note that not everyone who has these risk factors will develop the condition. Additionally, there may be other factors that contribute to the development of DDD that are not yet fully understood.
How can physiotherapy help in Degenerative Disc Disease?
Physiotherapist is a primary health care provider and is an effective treatment approach for managing and improving degenerative disc disease (DDD). A physiotherapist at alleviate physiotherapy can develop a personalized treatment plan to help alleviate symptoms and improve function, as well as provide education on proper body mechanics and lifestyle modifications to manage the condition.
Here are some ways that physiotherapy can help with DDD:
Physiotherapy can help manage the symptoms of DDD and improve function, thereby enhancing quality of life for individuals with this condition.
Physiotherapy is the first line of conservative approach for all Musculoskeletal conditions in Canada.You don’t have to wait to see the Physiotherapist. Physiotherapists can guide clients in their treatment by finding out the root cause of their condition through assessments.
At Alleviate Physiotherapy, our goal is to help clients relieve their pain, improve mobility, and prevent a re-injury. We believe in personalized treatment plans that take into account our client’s specific needs and goals for them to lead a pain free life, with better mobility.
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