What can you do for degenerative disc disease in the neck?

What can you do for degenerative disc disease in the neck?

What can you do for degenerative disc disease in the neck?

For neck pain stemming from cervical degenerative disc disease, a doctor will typically recommend one or a combination of the following treatment options:

  • Rest or lifestyle modification.
  • Pain management with medication or injections.
  • Ice and/or heat therapy.

    How do you treat a disc protrusion?

    Physical therapy, exercise and gentle stretching to help relieve pressure on the nerve root. Ice and heat therapy for pain relief. Manipulation (such as chiropractic manipulation) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, naproxen or COX-2 inhibitors for pain relief.

    Is a disc protrusion the same as a herniated disc?

    The bulged disc material is still contained within the annulus. But in some cases, the nucleus pushes completely through the annulus and squeezes out of the disc. This is called a disc herniation or protrusion. Herniation and protrusion are two words for the same thing.

    Can heavy lifting cause degenerative disc disease?

    Degenerative disc disease is often part of the natural aging process. But WebMd says these changes are more likely to occur in people who do heavy physical work such as repeated heavy lifting. A sudden injury that causes a herniated disc (such as a fall) may also begin the degeneration process.

    What is the best surgery for a bulging disc?

    Discectomy is the most common surgery used for herniated disc in the lumbar region. In this procedure, the portion of the disc that is causing the pressure on your nerve root is removed. In some cases, the entire disc is removed. The surgeon will access the disc through an incision in your back (or neck).

    How successful is back surgery for bulging disc?

    Success Rates for Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery Surgery for a lumbar herniated disc has a high rate of success. One extensive medical study reported good or excellent results for 84% of those having a microdiscectomy and nearly 80% for those having an endoscopic microdiscectomy.