Degenerative Disc Disease

At West Loop Spine & Stability and Wicker Park Spine & Stability, our chiropractors, massage therapists, and physical therapist understand your pain and how to stop it with all-natural treatments. West Loop Spine & Stability and Wicker Park Spine & Stability offer two convenient locations in the West Loop and Wicker Park. We provide natural and effective pain management and therapy for a variety of conditions, including degenerative disc disease.

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Degenerative disc disease is serious when the discs cushioning your vertebrae begin to wear away. The discs wear down as part of the body's normal aging process. Once these discs wear away, the pressure causes the vertebrae, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues to become significantly damaged.

Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease may worsen enough to be disabling. It is a condition that needs to be treated and frequently monitored to ensure damage does not affect the spinal cord. Understanding the causes is relevant to making the appropriate lifestyle changes for healing and recovery. The following are a few causes of degenerative disc disease:

  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Spinal disc injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Herniated disc
  • Obesity

Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

Symptoms of degenerative disc disease typically manifest over age 50 or 60, but some cases have been documented to occur at age 35. Early signs of the condition are generally not painful, but it may become severe as it progresses with age and activity. Symptoms to identify include the following:

  • Worsening pain with activity
  • Radiating pain down the leg
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Numbness or tingling in arms or legs
  • Neuropathy
  • Muscle weakness

Degenerative Disc Disease Treatments

Degenerative disc disease can be debilitating and excruciating if untreated. Our team customizes treatment plans to fit the patient’s unique needs and requirements. We have the perfect solution, from effective pain management to innovative chiropractic therapies and treatments. Some services we offer include:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Cupping
  • Dry needling
  • Acupuncture

Relief for Degenerative Disc Disease is Here

It's important to note that degenerative disc disease is a common part of aging, and not everyone with disc degeneration experiences pain or requires treatment. Management is tailored to individual symptoms and needs. If you suspect you have degenerative disc disease or are experiencing symptoms, consult our healthcare provider for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

West Loop Spine & Stability and Wicker Park Spine & Stability provide exceptional care to the West Loop, Wicker Park, Fulton Market, West Town, Ukrainian Village, Bucktown, and Logan Square areas. Our physical therapist, chiropractors, and massage therapists offer outstanding treatment and pain management for a variety of conditions, including degenerative disc disease, regardless of age. To schedule your visit, use our online appointment request form or call (312) 928-9282.

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8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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