Degenerative Disc Disease

Don’t Let Degenerative Disc Disease Keep You From the Activities You Love

Degenerative Disc Disease

As we age, many of us find that the same physical activities we enjoyed in our youth are now accompanied by discomfort and chronic pain due to degenerative disc disease. Affecting the structural integrity of the soft, insulating discs between spinal vertebrae, this condition can cause periods of severe back pain. If you need help managing this pain so that you can return to the active lifestyle enjoyed by so many Wyoming residents, contact the orthopedic specialists of Premier Bone & Joint Centers today. We can help return you to the activities that you love by providing reliable degenerative disc disease treatment.

Diagnoses Based On Comprehensive Examinations

In order to diagnose your degenerative disc disease, one of our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic specialists will perform a detailed physical examination and thoroughly review your medical history. Sometimes, your physician may also recommend an MRI in order to determine the scope of your disc damage. Once your physician understands the extend of your condition, he’ll recommend the most effective course of degenerative disc disease treatment to help manage your pain and restore as much of your mobility as possible.

Providing You With the Best Treatment Options

Whenever possible, your physician will recommend handling your degenerative disc disease with non-invasive treatment options. These may include physical therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and a back brace. If, after pursuing these treatment options, you still suffer from debilitating back pain, one of our orthopedic specialists may recommend spinal surgery.

With proper treatment, degenerative disc disease doesn’t need to keep you from enjoying your active lifestyle. Schedule an appointment with the orthopedic specialists of Premier Bone & Joint Centers today to discuss your condition. We maintain an office in Laramie, WY, and several satellite clinics across Wyoming for your convenience.