Living with back problems doesn’t have to mean living with chronic pain. At Southwest Florida Neurosurgical & Rehab Associates, our providers treat a wide spectrum of neck and back issues, including degenerative disc disease.
As with many other spinal problems, patients suffering from degenerative disc disease in Cape Coral or Fort Meyers, FL report feeling pain in their neck, arms, back, legs, or buttocks, or they may feel a tingling, numbness, or weakness in those areas. Some patients do not experience any pain from the condition.
Sometimes these symptoms manifest seemingly out of the blue, but most often they are triggered by an unrelated injury that requires you to put unusual stress on the area, such as by limping or lying differently. With age, discs may wear out and flatten. This can pinch or irritate the nerves. Over time, after enough degeneration has occurred, patients may experience a slight reduction in height.
Although spinal disc degeneration occurs naturally throughout the aging process, not everyone will experience pain or even discomfort from it. The severity of symptoms depends on a number of factors, ranging from lifestyle to eating habits. Early degeneration can begin to occur as a result of injury, malnutrition, or smoking.
In spite of the name, degenerative disc disease is a treatable condition—and often one that doesn’t require surgery. And this condition doesn’t have to worsen over time; with proper degenerative disc disease treatment, Fort Myers, or Cape Coral, FL residents can see a full recovery.
Reduce or Eliminate Your Pain
No matter where your condition falls on the pain spectrum, we’ve got the equipment and expertise to help you. Using targeted therapy and treatment methods, our friendly professionals will work with you to determine the best course of action for your spine. We serve Florida patients in Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Cape Coral.
Join the ranks of patients who come in with a groan and leave with a grin. Call us at 239.432.0774 or 239-772-5577 to request an appointment today.