Degenerative Disc Disease Specialists in DFW

Texas Surgical Hospital offers the most innovative treatments for degenerative disc disease in North Texas. Our minimally invasive treatment techniques result in faster recovery and less downtime.

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Do I Have a Degenerative Disc Disease?

What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative Disc Disease involves the discs that cushion the spinal vertebrae. They can wear down allowing the vertebrae to rub together. This can cause discomfort during regular movement, twisting, or bending. It can also lead to other spine issues such as spinal stenosis, or a herniated disc.

What Causes Degenerative Disc Disease?

Disc degeneration is a normal part of aging, but it does not cause pain symptoms for everyone. Pain can occur from Degenerative Disc Disease when a spinal disc has lost a significant amount of water, or if there are any cracks or tears to the discs. Degenerative disk pain can happen at any place on the spine, and pain levels can vary. If left untreated, it may get worse over time.

What Are Common Degenerative Disc Disease Symptoms?

Symptoms of degenerative disc disease can be very painful and disrupting to normal activities. However, symptoms may come and go. Other leading symptoms include:

  • Radiating pain down the entire leg and buttocks
  • Pain that feels worse with bending or lifting
  • Numbness in the legs or other areas of the body

If you think you are experiencing the symptoms of degenerative disc disease, use our pain assessment tool to start your diagnosis.

How Is Degenerative Disc Disease Treated?

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Degenerative Disc Disease

Non-surgical options can be a path to pain relief for many suffering from Degenerative Disc Disease. At Texas Surgical Hospital, an expert will walk you through your options and will partner with you to find the best solution. Non-surgical options to consider include:

  • Pain Management
  • Physical therapy
  • Quitting smoking
  • Diet modification
  • Steroid injections
  • Heat/ice therapy

Surgical Treatments for Degenerative Disc Disease

Surgical Treatments for Degenerative Disc Disease may be the best route for someone with severe loss of function or has constant pain. After careful consideration with an expert one of the following surgical treatments may be recommended:

As with any spine condition, it’s important to seek medical advice and treatment before it becomes too serious. Whether non-surgical or surgical treatment, the path to a pain-free life waiting is for you. Find the right treatment for you with our treatment finder assessment.

Already Received an MRI or Diagnosis?

Contact our Patient Advocates to get started on your road to pain-free living at Texas Surgical Hospital.

Meet Our Award-Winning, Board-Certified Doctors

Our team of board-certified doctors is currently accepting new patients. Call us now at (972) 945-7448 to book your consultation at Texas Surgical Hospital.

Dr. Richard L. Weiner
Dr. Richard L. Weiner
Board Certified Neurosurgeon
Dr. Melanie B. Kinchen
Dr. Melanie B. Kinchen
Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Richard A Marks
Dr. Richard A. Marks
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Paul D Saadi
Dr. Paul D. Saadi
Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Julianne M. Santarosa
Dr. Julianne M. Santarosa
Board Certified Spine & General Surgeon

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