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Degenerative Disc Disease

Overview:

Degenerative disc disease refers to pain and symptoms of the spine caused by the general wear-and-tear of the spinal discs. Despite its name, degenerative disc disease is not a disease at all, but rather a result of the natural aging process. 

In a healthy spine, the spinal discs act as cushions or shock absorbers. As the discs degenerate, they become thinner and less effective. Some patients may experience painful disc degeneration in the areas that endure the most motion and stress, such as the cervical spine and lumbar spine.

Symptoms:

Some individuals will experience disc degeneration with little to no painful symptoms. However, more severe cases will result in more painful symptoms. Symptoms may vary depending on the location of the most worn-out spinal discs.

  • Back pain that radiates to the arms or legs
  • Muscle weakness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Instability in the spine
  • Flare-ups of intense pain followed by mild or dull pain

Causes:

Spinal discs naturally deteriorate with age, but certain lifestyle factors may speed up the degeneration process. These include:

  • Obesity
  • Acute injury
  • Smoking
  • Strenuous physical labor

Treatment:

There are numerous treatment options for degenerative disc disease. These include:

We understand that each patient’s pain is unique. Therefore, the treatment recommended to each patient will be personalized to fit their condition and lifestyle. Our multi-disciplinary team of physicians offers advanced interventional and minimally-invasive techniques to help treat chronic, complex pain. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your concerns and what treatment options might be right for you!

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Office Locations

Center for Interventional Pain & Spine, LLC has multiple convenient locations to serve you. Get started by requesting an appointment at any of our offices located in Delaware and Pennsylvania areas near major hospitals and highways.

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
Silverside Carr Corporate Center
405 Silverside Road, Suite 104, Wilmington, DE 19809
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-792-1372
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Brandywine Town Center
3401 Brandywine Parkway, Suite 202, Wilmington, DE 19803
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-477-6955
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Sandhill Plaza
118 Sandhill Drive, Suite 203, Middletown, DE 19709
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-378-0941
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The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1200, Newark, DE 19713
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-792-1372
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Pike Creek Sports Medicine and Professional Center
3105 Limestone Road, Suite 300, Wilmington, DE 19808
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-482-2212
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Halpern Medical Plaza
1197 Airport Road, Second Floor, Suite 5, Milford, DE 19963
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-503-3432
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Surgical Center Affiliations

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Specialist Surgery Center
1096 Old Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19713
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Delaware Outpatient Center for Surgery
774 Christiana Road, Ste 2, Bldg B, Newark, DE 19713
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Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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Wilmington Roxana Canon Arsht Surgicenter
625 W. 12th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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First State Surgery Center
1000 Twin C Lane, Suite 200, Newark, DE 19713
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Delaware Surgery Center
200 Banning Street, Suite 110, Dover , DE 19904
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