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Know More About Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) And Spondylosis!

Dr.Anusha 90% (34ratings)
MBBS, Post Graduate in Anaesthesiology, DA DNB Anaesthesiology (Gold Medalist)
Pain Management Specialist, Hyderabad
Know More About Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) And Spondylosis!

It is important for you to know about degenerative disc disease (DDD) and spondylosis. Spondylosis is an umbrella term for spine pain, which occurs because of degenerative conditions. Spondylosis refers to several conditions. They include spinal stenosis, which is the abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal, leading to leg pain, degeneration due to DDD and degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis involving the spine. It may also include cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis.

About spondylosis-

Spondylosis is a common condition, which is age-related. The joints and discs present in the neck are specifically affected as a result of this condition. It commonly develops on account of the wear and tear of the cartilage and bones present in the neck. This condition, in spite of being common, worsens with age. In many patients, symptoms are not observed externally, but pain and muscle spasms are experienced.

Many people with spondylosis do not undertake treatment in spite of suffering from the symptoms and pain. In case the symptoms are prevalent over a long time and tend to worsen, you have several modes of treatment to choose from. They may include medicines, corticosteroid injections, physical therapy and even surgery in some extreme cases.

How does DDD or spondylosis occur?

DDD is a spinal condition. It is caused due to the breakdown of the intervertebral discs. With aging, the spine starts to show signs of wearing and tearing. This happens on account of the discs drying out and shrinking. All these age-related changes are responsible for arthritis, spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Because of these factors, the pressure is likely to fall on your nerves and spinal cords, which may further cause back pain. DDD or spondylosis also develops on account of these factors.

Treatment for DDD and spondylosis

There are various modes of treatment, which are available for you to choose from in order to get relief from the symptoms and pain associated with DDD or spondylosis. You may be prescribed typical painkiller medications, such as non- steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDS, muscle relaxants, epidural injections, ultrasound and massage, oral steroids, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and many more. Every mode of treatment has got its own benefits but has its limitations as well.

If you experience any symptoms of DDD or spondylosis, you must consult a doctor immediately. Your pain management physician or doctor will be able to diagnose your condition properly and will determine the mode of treatment which will suit you best.

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My mother is suffering from arthritis. Any treatment to control. Can arthritis be eradicated any treatment which can cure the said disease.

Dr.Akshay Kumar Saxena 90% (2898ratings)
Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Noida
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. I need to know what kind of arthritis are you talking about, is it degenerative or osteoarthritis or inflammatory like rheumatoid arthritis because management is entirely different for both the groups. Also please mention joints affected, latest x rays and what treatment is she currently undergoing? do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) and Spondylosis - How You Can Get it Treated?

Dr.(Maj) Pankaj N Surange 92% (46ratings)
MBBS, MD, FIPP
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) and Spondylosis - How You Can Get it Treated?

It is important for you to know about degenerative disc disease (DDD) and spondylosis. Spondylosis is an umbrella term for spine pain, which occurs because of degenerative conditions. Spondylosis refers to several conditions. They include spinal stenosis, which is the abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal, leading to leg pain, degeneration due to DDD and degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis involving the spine. It may also include cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis.

About spondylosis

Spondylosis is a common condition, which is age related. The joints and discs present in the neck are specifically affected as a result of this condition. It commonly develops on account of the wear and tear of the cartilage and bones present in the neck. This condition, in spite of being common, worsens with age. In many patients, symptoms are not observed externally, but pain and muscle spasms are experienced.

Many people with spondylosis do not undertake treatment in spite of suffering from the symptoms and pain. In case the symptoms are prevalent over a long time and tend to worsen, you have several modes of treatment to choose from. They may include medicines, corticosteroid injections, physical therapy and even surgery in some extreme cases.

How does DDD or spondylosis occur?

DDD is a spinal condition. It is caused due to the breakdown of the intervertebral discs. With ageing, the spine starts to show signs of wearing and tearing. This happens on account of the discs drying out and shrinking. All these age-related changes are responsible for arthritis, spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Because of these factors, pressure is likely to fall on your nerves and spinal cords, which may further cause back pain. DDD or spondylosis also develops on account of these factors.

Treatment for DDD and spondylosis

There are various modes of treatment, which are available for you to choose from in order to get relief from the symptoms and pain associated with DDD or spondylosis. You may be prescribed typical painkiller medications, such as non- steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDS, muscle relaxants, epidural injections, ultrasound and massage, oral steroids, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and many more. Every mode of treatment has got its own benefits, but has its limitations as well.

If you experience any symptoms of DDD or spondylosis, you must consult a doctor immediately. Your pain management physician or doctor will be able to diagnose your condition properly and will determine the mode of treatment which will suit you best.

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Ways To Treat Degenerative Disc Disease And Spondylosis!

Dr.Gautam Das 92% (2429ratings)
MD, FIPP
Pain Management Specialist, Kolkata
Ways To Treat Degenerative Disc Disease And Spondylosis!

It is important for you to know about degenerative disc disease (DDD) and spondylosis. Spondylosis is an umbrella term for spine pain, which occurs because of degenerative conditions. Spondylosis refers to several conditions. They include spinal stenosis, which is the abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal, leading to leg pain, degeneration due to DDD and degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis involving the spine. It may also include cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis.

Spondylosis is a common condition, which is age related. The joints and discs present in the neck are specifically affected as a result of this condition. It commonly develops on account of the wear and tear of the cartilage and bones present in the neck. This condition, in spite of being common, worsens with age. In many patients, symptoms are not observed externally, but pain and muscle spasms are experienced.

Many people with spondylosis do not undertake treatment in spite of suffering from the symptoms and pain. In case the symptoms are prevalent over a long time and tend to worsen, you have several modes of treatment to choose from. They may include medicines, corticosteroid injections, physical therapy and even surgery in some extreme cases.

How does DDD or spondylosis occur?

DDD is a spinal condition. It is caused due to the breakdown of the intervertebral discs. With ageing, the spine starts to show signs of wearing and tearing. This happens on account of the discs drying out and shrinking. All these age-related changes are responsible for arthritis, spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Because of these factors, pressure is likely to fall on your nerves and spinal cords, which may further cause back pain. DDD or spondylosis also develops on account of these factors.

Treatment for DDD and spondylosis

There are various modes of treatment, which are available for you to choose from in order to get relief from the symptoms and pain associated with DDD or spondylosis. It can be medicines. You may be prescribed typical painkiller medications, such as non- steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDS, muscle relaxants, oral steroids,etc, It can be physical therapy like ultrasound and massage, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) etc. When above modalities fails interventional pain management may do miracles. There are few interventional procedures like epidurals, Rami communicantes fibre RF, or some intradiscal procedures. Rarely these patients needs surgery.

Every mode of treatment has got its own benefits, but has its limitations as well.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Degenerative Disc Disease - Which Type Of Surgery is Beneficial?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Mch - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Ghaziabad
Degenerative Disc Disease - Which Type Of Surgery is Beneficial?

Degenerative Disc disease or DDD is a degeneration of the intervertebral discs in your spine. It’s not a disease as such but a sign of ageing of your spine. We know that our vertebral column is made up of vertebrae and these are strung together, so to speak, using discs to allow movement. The discs play an extremely vital role in the functioning of the vertebral column by cushioning the vertebrae and stopping them rubbing together which will narrow the spinal canal and impinge on the nerves and blood vessels travelling down. As we get older, the hydration within the discs tends to go and you end up with a drier, thinner disc, which is what DDD is. The DDD can strike anywhere, like the neck region and is known as cervical DDD or lower back region, where is it known as lumbar DDD.

Symptoms

  1. Pain in the part of the spine where the degenerated disc is
  2. Radiating pain into the legs /arms
  3. Weakness
  4. Loss of balance
  5. Sciatica pain
  6. Difficulty walking
  7. Muscle stiffness
  8. Nerve damage

Treatment
Since the condition is painful and the disc is inflamed, your doctor will prescribe you pain meds to bring the pain and inflammation under control.

  1. Spinal fusion surgery : In this surgery, two or more vertebrae in the vertebral column or back are fused or joined to treat DDD. This surgery helps to get rid of the bone and tissue that is narrowing the spinal canal and squeezing the spinal cord and nerves, thus reducing pain and improving function.
    • Approache
      • A number of approaches can be tried though the aim is to stop the motion at a painful vertebral segment, which in turn decreases pain generating from here.
      • One of them involves the surgeons forming a direct bony connection between the vertebrae surrounding the painful discs.
      • Common techniques include fusion of vertebrae approached from the front or the back of the vertebral column.
      • Sometimes surgeons decide to use intervertebral cages or metal screws to provide internal structural support while the bone fuses.
      • The aim is to allow a scaffold on which the bone tissue can grow.
  2. Artificial disc replacement surgery: This surgery involves replacing the painful disc in the vertebral column spine with an artificial disc. This preserves the normal motion of the spine, unlike a fusion. Also, the risk of wear and tear of other vertebrae is limited in this surgical option for DDD and is beneficial in pain reduction 
  3. Other changes that are required: 
    1. Physical therapy is a very important part of treatment for DDD. This works by stretching and strengthening the appropriate muscles through exercise to help take the pressure off the disc. Also, physiotherapy will take away the inflammation from around the affected disc.
    2. Lifestyle changes like becoming more active, avoiding sitting for long and stopping smoking and drinking as both of these dry out your inter-vertebral disc, are highly recommended.
    3. Usually, pain recedes substantially in DDD sufferers in a couple of month’s time, but DDD is by no means an easy condition to live with. It causes irreversible changes in your lifestyle, movement and your daily activities.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Treatment cost for peyronie disease. And treatments available for peyronie disease.

Dr.Rushali Angchekar 95% (78948ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Treatment cost for peyronie disease. And treatments available for peyronie disease.
Hi. It is caused by formation of "hardened scar tissue beneath the skin" . Homeopathic medicines prove useful for peyronie's disease: silicea, kali-mur, phytolacca. Rhus tox. Arnica, sabina,kali-iodatum. ,flouric acid, graphites, sepia.can notharis, rhodenderon, sulphur, guaicum, lap-a. If you are suffering with this disease then please do no hesitate to consult me by clicking on consult option for homoepathic treatment without side effects.
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I am suffering from stress. please tell me solution this disease. please tell me treatment this disease.

Dr.Juhi Parashar 97% (7074ratings)
Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am suffering from stress. please tell me solution this disease. please tell me treatment this disease.
Hi lybrate-user, you need to practice deep breathing exercise: find a quiet space where you can be alone with no distractions. Close the door, if possible. As you get used to this breathing exercise, you may be able to close out distractions and perform the exercise around others. Sit upright, with your back straight. You can sit in a chair, or sit on the floor with your legs crossed, whatever feels more natural. You can lie down if you must. Keep in mind, however, that sitting upright allows your lungs to fill to maximum capacity, which is best when practicing deep breathing place your arms on the arms of a chair or resting on your thighs. This removes the burden from your shoulders and aids in relaxation. For a count of four seconds, breathe deeply through your nose. Your lower belly should expand with the breath. For one to two seconds, simply hold the breath inside your chest. Now, exhale all of the air out of your lungs through your mouth. You should hear a" whoosh" sound as it leaves your mouth. Notice your belly deflating as you release the breath. To avoid hyperventilating, pause for a few seconds before taking a new breath. Do this entire sequence again for about five minutes. About six to eight cycles of breathing per minutes is considered effective at relieving anxiety. Nonetheless, you should find your own natural breathing rhythm that makes you comfortable. Practice deep breathing at least twice a day for five minutes each session. Consult me for psychotherapy, to deal with your stress better.
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I have PCOS disease .Please tell me treatment of disease so, that i will become pregnant.

Dr.Richa Sharma 93% (239ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, FNB Reproductive Medicine, MRCOG
IVF Specialist, Mumbai
I have PCOS disease .Please tell me treatment of disease so, that i will become  pregnant.
PCOS is a variation in size of ovaries with bulky ovaries and may have irregular periods. Its multifactorial with genetic component and treatment can vary from birth control pills to regularise periods, medication called metformin to prevent diabetes deepending upon as how much severe it is. First step is maintain appropriate body weight with lifestyle modifications in form of - moderate exercise, cut down sweets and carbohydrates. Less of junk foods etc That alone may help you conceive If nothing works then you need help of an infertility specialist for right and guided approach.
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Can anybody have solution of meniere's disease treatment? Am helpless for this disease.

Dr.Shalaka Dighe 87% (74ratings)
M.S(ENT),DNB,D.O.R.L, Laryngology fellow
ENT Specialist, Mumbai
Meniere's disease basically results from an increase in the pressure of fluid in the inner ear. Goal of therapy is to prevent attacks of vertigo & provide symptomatic relief during the acute attacks. Dietary recommendations: Salt restricted diet Avoid caffeine, tobacco, chocolate & alcohol ( esp. Red wine & beer) Medical treatment: Betahistine is usually given for 3-6 months to prevent an attack of vertigo & labyrinthine sedatives are given during an acute attack. Gentamicin injection can be given in the affected ear to treat vertigo in patients with a severe degree of hearing loss. Kindly consult an ENT surgeon to start appropriate medical treatment.
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I am 62 years old, suffering from msa-c. What is the treatment for this disease? is this curable?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Multiple systemic atrophy is a degenerative disorder of nerve cells of the brain and I am sorry to say that as of now it is not curable but we can prevent further damage of the nerves and would like to know your ongoing treatment for further guidance.
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