Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment Triangle Disc Care

Spinal Decompression Therapy
Located in Raleigh, NC

Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) is not a "disease" in the usual sense of the word, but rather a term used to describe a process or condition that develops gradually and worsens over time from wear and tear, or further injury. At Triangle Disc Care in Raleigh, NC the dedicated health care team can diagnose and effectively treat Degenerative Disc Disease. Call the office to make your appointment now.

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To some degree, intervertebral discs lose their flexibility, elasticity and shock absorbing characteristics as we age, as do other tissues in the body. Abnormal or excessive mechanical stresses or injuries of the past coupled with hereditary, developmental, and metabolic influences can rapidly accelerate this process.

As the involved disc dries out and loses height (a process known as desiccation), it causes the vertebra to become closer together, narrowing the channels through which the nerve roots pass. A dry, thin disc is unable to do its job of absorbing shock, further stressing the joint as well as the supporting muscles and ligaments. The worse it gets, the poorer its shock absorbing capability, which exponentially accelerates the process.

Contrary to what one might suppose, stress to these tissues does not result in a wearing away, but instead leads to a gradual buildup of calcium deposits otherwise known as osteoarthritis. This is similar to how stress to the skin on the palm of your hand results in a buildup of skin cells otherwise known as a callous. This progression of disc desiccation, collapse, and osteoarthritis is called degenerative disc disease. The resultant narrowing of space available for the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots is called spinal stenosis.

We specialize in Spinal Decompression Therapy to help reverse the changes of degenerative disc disease in Raleigh patients. This treatment works by using a special table to gently separate the spinal vertebra to create negative pressure inside the discs to pull water, oxygen, and nutrients into the disc. This works to rehydrate a degenerated disc and brings in the nutrients needed to heal torn fibers and halt the degenerative process. As the disc is rehydrated, the shock absorbing properties are restored, and in many cases some of the lost height is restored as well. Call Triangle Disc Care to see if you are a good candidate for this modern treatment method.

The purpose of the free consultation and free initial examination is to determine whether a specific individual patient is a good candidate for the services we provide. Factors such as chronicity of the condition, age and general fitness level of the patient, exercise and nutrition habits, adherence to the treatment plan and many other factors all influence outcomes as will be explained by the doctor during the consultation. Call Now! 919-571-2515